Retinal imaging and Macular analysis

Retinal imaging

As part of our commitment to provide you with the very highest standard of eye care we include Retinal imaging as standard in our comprehensive eye examinations.

A state of the art Digital retinal camera is used to capture photographic images of the back of your eyes. This technique is one of the most accurate and advanced ways of screening for many different eye diseases as it allows us to inspect the retina in far more detail compared to conventional methods which were previously relied on.

The detection of certain such conditions include Glaucoma, Diabetes, Hypertension and Age related Macular Degeneration to name a few can be made easily and earlier thus limiting any unnecessary loss of vision.

The optometrist takes time to show and explain the images taken of the back of your eyes to you as we feel this will give you a better understanding of the health of your eyes.

The images taken are stored and can be recalled, therefore enabling the optometrist to compare these from one visit to the next, allowing even the most subtle changes to be detected aiding in early diagnosis.

Macular Monitoring and Treatment

There are a number of conditions that can affect the macular including diabetic retinopathy, dry and wet macular degeneration, macular holes and myopic maculopathy. All of these conditions can affect your vision. Usually as we get older, the risks of these conditions increases, although some can happen when younger.

Modern screening has been able to extend beyond the photographs of the macular that were so revolutionary twenty years ago. Today advances in technology and knowledge enable us to offer you closer more accurate monitoring of this and other structures. Closer monitoring enables us to detect conditions sooner than standard tests, so providing potential treatments sooner and improving outcomes.

Macular monitoring can be part of the advanced care, where you choose the macular to be prioritised as part of the following combination of tests:

  • Dilated fundoscopy and visual acuity examinations
  • Visual fields using the Zeiss Humphrey C24-2 and FDT
  • Applanation tonometry, or ICARE
  • Ocular coherence topography ( OCT), of the macular and retina
  • Cannon DGI images of the macular and retina
  • ICARE Tonometry

Should we find evidence of pathology, we will refer you for further tests and possible treatment.

If you want additional features such as your risks of glaucoma monitored with your retinal rim and cornea, choose the Gold eye care package.