To help keep your eyes in the best possible condition, we have recently invested in a new state-of-the-art digital retinal camera.
This sophisticated piece of equipment takes high-definition pictures of the back of the eyes, allowing us to carefully monitor your eye health. By comparing images year on year, we can check your eyes for subtle, early signs of conditions like glaucoma, macular degeneration and retinal tears or detachments.
Early signs of certain general health problems can also show up at the back of your eyes and retinal photography is a great help in highlighting these. Examples of conditions detected include diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, multiple sclerosis and even some types of brain tumour.
Remember, the sooner eye diseases and health problems are diagnosed the earlier they can be treated and the better the outcome for you and your sight.
Having your eyes photographed is a very simple and comfortable procedure. No drops are required and the images are captured quickly, in just a few seconds, using low intensity flash.
So, when you make an appointment for your next eye test, don't forget to ask about retinal photography. We'll be happy to explain the procedure to you and show you what the photos tell us about your eyes.