Optomap Imaging

The optomap imaging machine is a non-invasive tool that is able to capture more than 80% of the retina in a single image. Allowing your eye doctor to identify issues like diabetes and or a stroke even before symptoms are present. Patients who chose to receive this advanced diagnostic testing can generally opt out of having their eyes dilated.

What kinds of eye diseases and eye conditions can the optomap image detect?

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  • Diabetic related eye diseases
  • Diabetic related eye diseases
  • Age related macular degeneration
  • Macular holes
  • Macular edema
  • Macular pucker
  • Optic nerve related issues
  • Hypertensive retinopathy
  • Retinal detachments
  • Hereditary retinal eye diseases

What happens during the optomap imaging part of my exam?

During this portion of your exam, you will be asked to look into the medical device, where you will see a colored target. Once the target is optimal a flash will occur and an image will be immediately produced and saved as part of your patient file. This will be referred back to upon your next visit to assess for changes.

Choosing to receive the optomap imaging during your regular exam allows your optometrist to assess your eyes with a great deal of depth. Additionally, having the ability to compare changes over time can significantly help in diagnosing eyes issues/diseases sooner than later. Do you want to know more about this advanced care? Give us a call.

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