Expert adviceRetinal Imaging

Retinal imaging

When it comes to detecting and treating vision conditions, the sooner the better always applies. Retinal imaging is a quick, easy and painless way to look inside your eye and stay on top of changes that could signal possible vision or health issues.

Why look at the retina?

The retina is a delicate tissue that lines the back of the eye, and it works much like film in a camera. Light passes through the cornea, the pupil of the iris before being focused by the lens onto the retina, which produces a picture that it sends to the brain. This process enables you to see. The retina is also the only place in the body where blood vessels can be viewed directly without invasive procedures. So in addition to eye conditions, signs of other potential health problems can be detected by looking at the retina.

What are the benefits?

Traditional methods of ophthalmoscopy allow us to have a very good view of the retina but do not result in a permanent record. With retinal imaging we can document the exam and establish a historical baseline of a patient’s eye health. It enables us to monitor the structures of the eye and more easily identify changes year on year. You’ll be able to see what we see when we look inside your eye.

What conditions can retinal imaging reveal?

Used as an early identification tool, retinal imaging enables us to identify potential signs of eye diseases, including:
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Potential tumours