Digital Retinal Photography
Digital retinal photography documents the health of the eye and can help in the early management, detection, and monitoring of certain eye conditions.
The high-powered lenses of the camera allow the optometrist to take detailed pictures of the inside of the eye, which is used for comparison and documentation.
Digital retinal photography can help diagnose:
⇒ Diabetic retinopathy
⇒ Hypertensive retinopathy
⇒ Macular degeneration
⇒ Retinal detachment
⇒ Optic nerve disease
This service is offered as part of the comprehensive eye examination and is free to eyeplan™ members. NHS patients can upgrade for a small fee.
Retinal photography is a vital procedure as it helps save sight as well as lives.
It is sometimes necessary to *dilate the pupils, which prevents them from constricting resulting from the camera flash.
Call us on 020 8867 0406 for an appointment.
It is recommended that a friend or relative drive you home as the eye drops take a few hours to wear off.