Optomap Retinal Imaging Wimbledon
One of the first practices to have this wonderful piece of equipment. Optomap Retinal Imaging in Wimbledon is one of our most valued piece of equipment and differentiates our practice from others. This procedure is provided routinely and is part of our private eye examination, enhancing clinical decision making and giving us a full photographic image of your retina.
Optomap provides a digital image of the retina produced by Optos scanning laser technology. With its ultra-wide field technology, it can capture a 200◦ view or 82% of the retina in a single, high resolution image in less than ½ second.
Journey To A Clearer Future
Optomap (af) autoflurescence is a non invasive, in-vivo imaging used to provide information on the health and function of the retinal. . Autofluorescence imaging has clinical implications in age-related macular degeneration, central serous retinopathy, choroidal tumours and naevi, inflammatory, inherited disease, optic nerve head 1, pattern dystrophies, retinal toxicity and retinal detachments. The retinal image captured enhances the clinical decision making, helping the optometrist detect early signs of retinal diseases more effectively and efficiently than traditional eye exams.
The optomap colour images consists of two channels, red channel (633-635nm) which visualises the choroidal layer and a green channel (532nm) which visualises the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). Optomap af images are captured using a green wavelength (523nm) to visualise the function of RPE. The images are created by non-invasive low-intensity scanning laser. The wavelengths are not harmful and have no adverse health affects.
Benefits of an Optomap Retinal Image:
- Optomap facilitates early protection from vision impairment or blindness
- Early detection of life-threatening disease like cancer, stroke and cardiovascular disease
- Early detection means successful treatments can be administrated and reduces the risk to your sight and health.
As any vision problems begin in early childhood our optometrist may recommend your child to have an optomap retinal image. Additional charges apply.