The doctors at Ophthalmology Consultants have extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of common retinal disorders such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal tear and detachment, and other general retinal blood vessel problems. Ophthalmolgy Consultants remains committed to providing cutting edge technology needed to properly diagnose and treat retinal diseases such as wide angle digital retinal photography and OCT retinal imaging.
OPTOMAP Retinal Exam
Ophthalmology Consultants has a highly sophisticated imaging system that allows us to provide additional medical analysis of the inside layer of your eye called the retina. Many eye diseases including glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy are painless and have no warning signs. The OPTOMAP retinal exam assists in the early detection of these diseases and allows us to obtain a baseline to monitor your retinal health for comparison in the future.
Our doctors strongly recommend that all of our patients receive the OPTOMAP minimally every 2 years but ideally every year. It is especially important for people who have:
- A family history of glaucoma, diabetes or macular degeneration
- A history of diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol
- A strong eyeglass prescription which can increase your risk for retinal holes or retinal detachment
Prior to OPTOMAP technology, the only way to examine the retina was with dilation. Dilation causes blurred near vision and light sensitivity for 3-4 hours. The OPTOMAP takes only a few seconds to perform, is not painful and does not require dilation. Since obtaining this technology we have discovered retinal hemorrhages, melanoma, retinal holes and other pathology all on healthy asymptomatic patients. It is an invaluable tool and provides a permanent record of your retinal health.