We’re excited to announce we are now offering digital retinal photography to all our patients. We use the Visucam 8.0 mega pixel camera to photograph the inside of the eye including the lining of the eye ( the retina ), the optic nerve which carries all the information from the eye to the brain, and the macula, the part of the retina which is responsible for detailed, sharp vision. Glaucoma and macular degeneration can be more easily detected as well as systemic diseases including: diabetes, high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, and high cholesterol. Baseline retinal photographs are used by Dr. Swan and Dr. Chan to monitor and identify any changes in the health of the retina and optic nerve. The retina and optic nerve need to be healthy in order for one to see clearly.
The photographs show how different diseases affect the eyes.
After the digital images are taken, the images will immediately come up on Doctor’s exam room computer, and they will review the results with you.
If you have any questions about retinal photography, please do not hesitate to ask Dr. Swan, Dr. Chan or their staff.