I am pleased to announce a new service: digital retinal photos, thanks to the acquisition of a Topcon Digital Retinal Camera.
These photos provide a detailed analysis of your eyes, and help me to diagnose conditions like macular degeneration, glaucoma, tumors, diabetic retinopathy, and hypertension, earlier than ever.
Subtle changes that could be missed on a patient during a physical inspection of their eyes (due to apprehension, discomfort to bright lights, or inability to hold their eyes steady) can be more easily detected when viewed on a still photograph.
Another benefit: retinal photos are stored digitally to serve as a baseline record should changes occur later. Subtle changes in the appearance of the optic nerve are often the earliest way to diagnose glaucoma. The camera works with software that can accurately measure any part of the photo, to allow the ability to detect minute changes that may have occurred.