Retinal Photography


We offer our patients access to one of the most informative diagnostic tools, the retinal photo.The detailed view of your retinal blood vessels it provides, helps us to rule out pathological changes due to high blood pressure; athero-sclerosis due to cholesterol plaque formation; sight-threatening diabetic changes; and other general health conditions. The photo also provides a magnified image of your optic nerves and maculae, which facilitates the diagnosis of glaucoma and macular degeneration in their early, most treatable stages. Small tears in the retina (which can usually be easily sealed with a laser) can also be detected before they progress to more extensive retinal detachments requiring surgery.    A baseline photo is recommended for all patients.