DIGITAL RETINAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Digital retinal imaging records high definition images of the vital components of the back surface of the eye. The structures of the eye that can be imaged with this technology include the retina, retinal blood vessels, optic nerve head and the macula.
We use a specialised posterior segment imaging system fitted with a high definition camera that records an image of the internal structures of the eye which can be analysed and stored for future comparison. Utliising this technology, various conditions that effect the eye can be monitored and reviewed with accuracy. The images obtained can be stored for future comparison or shared with ophthalmologists or GP's.
Common eye conditions that benefit from digital retinal scans for future monitoring include age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, epiretinal membranes, retinal naevi ('freckles'), glaucoma, retinal degenerative conditions, and vascular abnormalities. Other general health conditions that benefit from digital retinal scans include hypertension (high blood pressure), hyperlipidaemia (elevated cholesterol), diabetes and for those taking systemic medications that may cause damage to the photoreceptors of the retina.