Digital Retinal Photography
Digital retinal photography uses high-resolution eye imaging systems to take pictures of the inside of your eye, that is retina. Optometrist in our eye care centre will assess the health of your retina and helps them to detect and manage such eye and health conditions as glaucoma, diabetes, and macular degeneration. The early findings of disorders in retina is critical to potentially preventing serious eye disease progression and even vision loss.
Here are just some of the eye diseases digital retinal photography can detect:
Age-related Macular Degeneration
Macular degeneration is caused by leaking of fluid or bleeding in the back of the eye, that leads to central eye vision loss.
Diabetes can cause changes in that back of eye, that is retina. Swelling and leakage of the blood vessels, or even new blood vessels can lead to blindness without early eye detection.
Pressure against the optic nerve and compression of the blood vessels of the eye may indicate glaucoma. Glaucoma is an eye disease causes permanent and irreversible vision loss.
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Signs of high blood pressure often appear first in the back of the eye, that is retina. Indicators include narrowing of the blood vessels, spots on the retina, or bleeding in the back of the eye.
Retina can be lifted or pulled away from the wall of the eye. Retinal detachment will cause permanent vision loss if not referred and treated promptly. High myopia is usually associated with retinal detachment.
Cataract is a clouding of crystalline lens. The crystalline lens loses its transparency that leads to visual impairment. Cataracts are commonly due to aging, can be from birth, trauma or radiation exposure.