Fundus photography is used by Goodrich Optical to take a detailed image of the retina. This allows photo-documentation of the back of the eye, aiding the doctors ability to track changes, even minor ones, over time. This is incredibly important in monitoring vascular diseases, such as hypertension or diabetic retinopathy as well as macular diseases such as macular degeneration, and glaucoma.
Don’t be surprised if someday, Dr Bosak orders photographs of the back of your eye. These pictures are necessary to document the health of the optic nerve, vitreous, macula, retina and its blood vessels. The photographs are used for comparison, documentation, and sometimes to diagnose certain eye conditions.
Because fundus photography is a highly specialized form of medical imaging, it can’t be done with an ordinary camera. It requires a customized digital camera that is mounted to a microscope with intricate lenses and mirrors. These high-powered lenses are designed so the photographer can visualize the back of the eye by focusing light through the cornea, pupil and lens.
You will be asked to stare at a fixation light so your eyes are still while the photographer is taking the pictures. The patient will see a series of flashes. The entire process takes approximately five to ten minutes.
Digital retinal imaging allows us to gain a first look into what is going on inside your eye. Because early detection of eye problems can allow more treatment options, digital retinal imaging could prevent vision loss. If you would like to add Digital Retinal Imaging to your eye health evaluation, let Dr Bosak or one of the staff know and we will make the necessary arrangements.
Digital Retinal Screening provides permanent documentation of the state of any eye disease and establishes baseline images to compare against any future changes.