RETINAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Introduction to retinal photography

Retinal photography is an imaging technology that captures images of the eye. With this technology we are able to detect, monitor and manage eye disease. The biggest advantage of retinal photography is the ability to monitor changes over time. A photography only takes a few minutes for both eyes and interpretation takes about ten minutes.

Safety of retinal photography and who should have one

Performing retinal photography on your eyes is perfectly safe. It does not require any special dye like you would need for having a CT scan. The camera we use at Southern Eyecare has been approved for use by the TGA (Therapeutics Goods Administration).

The following people may benefit from having a retinal photograph:

  • Those who have had previous ocular injuries

  • Those with family history of eye diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration

  • Those aged over 50

  • Those who are highly myopic (short sighted)

Based on your eye results and symptoms we may also recommend a photograph on the day of your appointment.

What we can use retinal photography for

 

The  following is a small list of what retinal photography is capable of detecting and monitoring:

  • Dry macular degeneration

  • Wet macular degeneration

  • Glaucoma

  • Macular holes

  • Epiretinal membranes

  • Diabetic eye disease

  • Eye damage caused by high cholesterol and high blood pressure

  • Central Serous Retinopathy

If you feel that you would benefit from retinal photography, why not book an appointment online? We'll confirm a time and date with you after your request.