Taking highly detailed photographs or digital images of your retina can help detect, much more accurately, early signs of eye diseases, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, and eye complications from diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol.
These images typically show a 30-45 degree section of the back of your eye including the central retina, the optic nerve, and the surrounding blood vessels. The exposure of the blood vessels in the back of the eye is quite unique as it typifies the general state of the blood vessels within the body, so it can also help to identify hypertension, vascular disorders, and central nervous system abnormalities. Recording these images for reference in future eye examinations is the best way to monitor ongoing biological changes or abnormalities in your eyes.
Taking the digital retinal image is a simple, unobtrusive process and highly recommended. It gives you accurate insight and a specific profile of your eye health – and only takes minutes.