What is Retinal Imaging?
In our clinics, we image the retina on every adult.Retinal imaging takes a digital picture of the back of the eye. We are able to evaluate the retina, optic nerve, and macula in great detail.
The Importance of
Retinal imaging is a powerful tool for monitoring ocular health. Capturing images is non-invasive, painless, fast and simple.
At Prairie Eye Care the instrument we use to image the retina is called an OCT, Optical Coherence Tomography.
The OCT, similar to an ultrasound, provides a unique scan of the retina, optic nerve, and macula. This device is not limited to the back of the eye; we can use it to monitor change to some anterior structures of the eye as well.
For patients, with a history of high blood pressure, diabetes, glaucoma, retinal diseases, flashing lights, floaters, headaches, or a high nearsighted glasses prescription, it can be particularly important in helping the eye doctor monitor for changes to ocular health.
It should be noted that this procedure does not replace a regular eye exam; rather, it adds another layer of precision to it. We perform this important test on all adult and senior patients.