Optos produces patient-friendly imaging equipment that allows superior examination and mapping of up to 82% of the retina, where previously only 15% could be viewed at a time.
The non-invasive test provides high resolution digital images of the fundus that can be mapped into 3D for in-depth pictures of the relevant clinical information. These unparalleled views of the retina facilitate early detection, management and effective treatment of eye disorders and diseases, including:
- retinal detachments
- tears in the retina
- diabetic retinopathy
- age-related macular degeneration.
UWF scanning can also pick up signs of non-eye or systemic diseases that give early indications in the tiny blood vessels of the retina, often even before any symptoms have developed. These can include hypertension, stroke, heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers.
Usually without the need for pre-dilation, this quick and easy test helps the optometrist make informed decisions about eye health and the overall well-being of the patient. A healthy retina is vital for clarity of vision and most retinal conditions and other diseases can be treated successfully with the early detection that Optos equipment affords.
The technology was developed by Douglas Anderson who founded the company after his five-year-old son lost sight in one eye due to retinal detachment. Optos develops patient-friendly imaging equipment that makes it easy for all ages to have their retina thoroughly examined. No physical contact is made with the eye, just a quick, comfortable flash from a low intensity scanning laser.
With such a quick test to provide the fantastic benefits of early protection from vision problems and possible early detection of other diseases, it makes sense for all family members to include an Optos scan in their regular eye test regimen.
Who should have an Ultra Wide Field Retinal Scan ?
Patients who are ‘At Risk’ of eye disease, retinal detachment or tear are recommended to undergo an Ultra Wide Retinal Scan using our latest Optos technology. This test can also detect any general health issues, since it examines the general condition of your blood vessels.
Usually dilation drops are not required and the Ultra Wide Retinal Scan requires you to sit still in front of our Optos equipment and keep your eyes still. You will just see a quick, comfortable flash from a harmless, very low intensity scanning laser that will allow the computer to generate the Optomap of your eye.
Pop into Insight Optometrists, Indooroopilly, now and ask us about our Optos UWF Retinal Scanning technology.