Bringing the most advanced technology to our patients, we recommend optomap ultra-wide digital retinal imaging as part of our comprehensive exam.
WHAT IS OPTOMAP/OPTOS?
The optomap ultra-wide digital retinal imaging system helps you and your doctor make make informed decisions about your eye health and overall well-being. Combining your eye doctor's expertise and optomap technology, optomap brings your eye exam to life.
Capturing more than 80% of your retina in one panoramic image. Typical methods, using other retinal imaging devices, typically reveal only 10-15% of your retina at one time.
Optomap offers a full 200 degree three dimensional image of your eye, as opposed to other retinal cameras that typically only afford a 45 degree view, leaving peripheral damage unlocated.
EXAMINING THE RETINA
Examining the retina is challenging. Your eye doctor looks through your pupil to examin the back of your eye. Traditional methods of viewing can be effective, but difficult to perform and are carried out manually without any digital record
How does the optomap help?
The unique ultra-wide view enhances your eye doctor's ability to detect even the earliest sign of disease that appears on your retina. Seeing most of the retina at once allows your eye doctor more time to review your images and educate you about your eye health. Numerous clinical studies have demonstrated the power of this imaging system as a diagnostic tool.
EARLY DETECTION IS VITAL
What can happen to the retina? Your retina is the only place in the body where blood vessels can be seen directly. This means, in addition to eye conditions, signs of other diseases (for example, stroke, heart disease, hypertension and diabetes) can be seen in the retina. Early detection is essential so treatments can be administered.
Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) Diabetes affects the eyes and kidneys and is a leading cause of blindness. Retinopathy occurs when diabetes damages the tiny blood vessels inside the retina.
Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) The center of the retina (the macula) can become diseased as we get older. This results in alterations to our fine central vision, making daily activities such as driving and reading difficult.
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Increased pressure can result in changes to blood vessels in the eye, increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease (stroke or heart disease). Hypertensive retinopathy may also develop.
Glaucoma (Increased Eye Pressure) Glaucoma causes damage to the optic nerve and almost always develops without symptoms.