Imaging

 

We have sophisticated equipment that can photograph the back of your eye (the retina) in order to monitor eye health and stay abreast of any changes in your eyes. 

 

Digital fundus photography

A fundus camera can take photographs of the back of the eye, which enables your optometrist to examine the optic nerve and the macula in greater detail. This can help us to detect and monitor diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, and central retinal vein or artery occlusion. Other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be detected. 

 

 

Optical coherence tomography

Our ocular coherence tomographer (OCT) uses lasers to take cross-section pictures of the inside of the eye so that our optometrist can see each of the layers under the surface of your retina. This allows your optometrist to map and measure their thickness, which helps to ensure that there are no early signs of developing eye conditions that might affect your vision. The OCT also allows sophisticated monitoring of known retinal conditions and is far more detailed than a retinal photograph. It is useful for early detection and monitoring of glaucoma and diseases of the retina including age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic eye disease.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stotfold, Herts SG5 4LL

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