Retinal imaging services Wimbledon
Here at Fiona Watt Optometrists, we offer Retinal imaging services Wimbledon. One of the biggest fears for someone who has had sight all their lives is to lose it, whether gradually or at once. Yet more and more people are losing their eyesight due to preventable conditions. Many conditions can contribute to loss of eyesight including age, cataracts, corneal dystrophies, diabetes and glaucoma amongst others. Fortunately, with advances in technology, early detection of diseases can save a patients sight.
At Fiona Watt optometrists, we use the latest digital retinal photography equipment to help us provide exceptional eye care services. The OPTOS camera and Optical Coherence tomography are two such technologies that enable us to monitor early signs of macula degeneration, glaucoma and other ocular eye conditions.
Journey To A Clearer Future
Here at Fiona Watt Optometrists, retinal photography using a retinal camera is routinely used to capture an image of the retina. This can also be referred to as digital retinal photography. Conventional fundus cameras capture up to a 45 degrees view of the retina and provide a full colour image, allowing a good view of the optic disc and macula regions.
By using a fundus camera we are able to take a digital retinal photograph of the inside your eyes. It is advisable to have your retinas photographed when you have your sight test. This is an excellent way of checking and recording the health of the retina. It enables the optometrist to detect eye disease earlier and to monitor changes that take place within the eyes. These images are stored electronically and can be compared with photos taken at a later date. If you would like us to photograph your retinas please let us know at the time of making your appointment or when you come in for your sight test.
The picture is a detailed image of your retina – the back of your eye – allowing you to see what we see; as well as keeping a permanent photographic reference of your eye health so we can review it again when you come back to see us next time.
This can reveal a lot about your eye sight, your overall well-being, and can even detect underlying health conditions.
Retinal photographic images supplement a patient’s clinical records and are an invaluable aid to diagnosis. Good quality images allow the optometrist to study the back of the eye, report and review any findings with other colleagues in the practice and externally with other health care professionals by referral where necessary. A retinal image scan can also be used for comparisons between eye examinations for monitoring purposes.