Did you know that retinal images are a great tool in the early detection of multiple retinal and systemic diseases?
What is Retinal Photography and Why is it important?
Digital retinal photography is an advanced testing procedure that utilizes a highly specialized retinal camera. We usually recommend a baseline retinal photo be taken with every patient. A detailed retinal exam can detect diabetes, hypertension, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal holes or detachments, and more. When there is a personal or family history of these systemic or ocular disorders, we often strongly recommend that a photo be taken.
Many systemic and eye conditions will progress through several stages before they can affect your eyesight. With retinal photography and imaging, we are able to screen for early signs of retinopathy. When diagnosed early, various advanced treatments will be available to help us manage these ocular and systemic conditions. Usually treatment options are much more effective when conditions are detected earlier.
We use leading technology retinal cameras, including Nidek AFC cameras with more than 21 megapixels of resolution on full-frame sensors. Compare that with your digital camera!
There is a small additional fee for this procedure and it is not covered by most vision plans.
Learn about other eyecare technology we use at Stein Optometric Center at our Burbank and Manhattan Beach offices.