To assist your physician in determining if you have Diabetic Retinopathy, pictures are taken of the back of your eyes with the DigiScope by EyeTel Imaging. The following steps will take place:
Mild drops will be placed in your eyes to dilate your pupils. The drops will enlarge your pupils for more complete and effective pictures to be taken of the inside of your eyes.
A DigiScope is used to take digital pictures of your eyes and the process is simple, painless and takes approximately 10 minutes.
After the digital pictures are taken, they will be analyzed by retinal specialists and a report will be sent to your physician.
Digital Retinal Screening Information
Digital Retinal Screening is a process in which your doctor takes high-resolution, digital photographs of the retina, or interior portion of your eye. The color photograph, taken with a specialized retinal camera, provides detailed images of the various structures of the retina and can show abnormalities that may threaten normal vision.
This new technology can greatly aid your doctors ability to accurately diagnose and document many diseases. It also provides a baseline for comparison with previous and future visits, which helps in monitoring disease progression.
Who should have a Digital Retinal Screening?
Diabetic patients – for diagnosing and monitoring diabetic retinopathy which can lead to loss of vision
Glaucoma patients – for early detection of even the slightest changes to the optic nerve that could lead to the gradual loss of peripheral vision.
Patients with Macular Degeneration – for diagnosing and monitoring age-related macular degeneration (AMD) for prevention in severe vision loss.
Patients with other Retinal Diseases and Disorders -for aid in diagnosis, monitoring and treatment.
Patients with healthy eyes (adults and children) – to establish a healthy baseline which can aid in the detection of any unusual changes or disease in the future.
At Primary EyeCare we cant place enough emphasis on preventative care. As a result, Digital Retinal Screening is included in all of our comprehensive eye exams, regardless of your age. Call us today to schedule yours.