The function of the eye’s retina can be compared to film in a camera – it sends light rays and raw sensory information to the brain via the optic nerve. These electric signals are then translated into vibrant and colorful images, or what we call “sight.”
The digital retinal camera captures a high resolution coloured image of the inside of your eye, also known as your retina. The retinal photograph shows detailed images of the various structures of the inner eye, including the optic nerve, blood vessels, nerve fiber layer, and macula. It can show abnormalities that may threaten normal vision such as macular degeneration and glaucoma, as well as many others.
This technology can greatly aid your doctor’s ability to accurately diagnose and document many diseases. It also provides a baseline for comparison with future visits, further assisting the doctor in monitoring disease progression, or improvements in response to therapy.
Retinal photography is available at both of our offices in Hamilton and Burlington. The image is stored electronically as part of your personal file and can be retrieved at any time or emailed to the patient or another doctor for quick review.
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Who should have their retinal photo taken?