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Optomap ultra-widefield retinal imaging

Posted on 28th Dec 2018

Your Eyes are a Window to Your Health

 
For most people, the eyes are the most important of all our sensory organs. Good vision allows us to enjoy the beauty of the world, to be independent and enjoy a high standard of living. We all want to protect our eyesight and overall health for ourselves and our family – that is why regular eye exams are important.

What is an optomap Image?

Getting an optomap image is fast, painless and comfortable. Nothing touches your eye at any time. It is suitable for the whole family. To have the exam, you simply look into the device one eye at a time (like looking through a keyhole) and you will see a comfortable flash of light to let you know the image of your retina has been taken.

Under normal circumstances, dilation drops might not be necessary, but your optometrist will decide if your pupils need to be dilated depending on your conditions.  The capture takes less than a second.  Images are available immediately for review.  You can see your own retina.  You see exactly what your eye care practitioner sees – even in a 3D animation.

Early signs of disease can be present in the periphery of your retina and remain undetected for a long time when using traditional methods.
The optomap ultra-widefield retinal image is a unique technology that captures more than 80% of your retina in one panoramic image while traditional imaging methods typically only show 15% of your retina at one time.

Benefits of an optomap

The benefits of having an optomap ultra-widefield retinal image taken are:

– optomap facilitates early protection from vision impairment or blindness

– Early detection of life-threatening diseases like cancer, stroke, and cardiovascular disease

The unique optomap ultra-widefield view helps your eye care practitioner detect early signs of retinal disease more effectively and efficiently than with traditional eye exams

Early detection means successful treatments can be administered and reduces the risk to your sight and health.

Aves are delighted to offer this exciting technology.

We recommend that all our patients have Optomap routinely with every eye examination.


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