As a part of your comprehensive eye exam, your doctor may recommend photographs of the back of your eye. Retinal photographs, or fundus photography, can be an integral part of your eye care. Our expert photographers can quickly, easily, and comfortably snap an image of your retina to give the doctor the best possible view. It’s a non-invasive test that can generate a high-definition digital image of your eye in mere seconds.
A fundus photograph provides:
- Information on the health of your eyes
- An overview or map of the retina, giving your doctor a more detailed view than other means.
- The opportunity for you to view and discuss the images with your doctor at the time of your exam.
- A permanent record for your medical file, enabling your doctor to make important comparisons against past and future visits.
An annual comprehensive eye exam is an important component of your health care regimen. These yearly check-ups enable us to test your vision and examine the inside and back area of your eye. The sensitive tissue that makes up the retina is susceptible to a variety of diseases that could lead to loss of vision or in some cases blindness. The early detection of any retinal abnormality is crucial to maintaining your ocular and systemic health because in most cases of eye disease, in the early stages, you will experience no signs or symptoms. It’s important to get a wide-field view of the retina in a fast and comfortable way. Things like diabetes, retinal detachments, retinal tears, retinal hemorrhages, choroidal nevus, and other common retinal diseases can be diagnosed earlier and treated more effectively with the help of a thorough eye exam with wide-field fundus photographs.
Our Optos California Fundus Cameras are state of the art and helps our doctors view approximately 82% of your retina in a single capture. It is even safe and patient friendly, particularly for children who tend to be more difficult to examine. These photographs improve our standard of care and increase patient satisfaction. Not everyone may need fundus photographs on their visit with us and your doctor will advise the best course of action for you. Give our office a call at 616 954-2020 to schedule your appointment today.