The Optomap retinal exam allows superior examination and mapping of up to 82% of the retina, where previously only 15% could be viewed at a time.
The patient-friendly, 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 from the Optos Optomap scan 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.
An Optomap retinal exam 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 Optomap 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 Optomap retinal exam in their regular eye test regimen.
Who should have an Optomap Retinal Exam ?
Everybody should have their eyes checked using this new technology, as part of their regular eye examination. This test can also detect any general health issues, since it examines the general condition of your blood vessels.
Patients who are ‘At Risk’ of eye disease, retinal detachment or tear are especially recommended to undergo an Ultra Wide Retinal Scan using this latest Optos Daytona technology.
The Optomap retinal scan
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 retinal imaging of your eye.
Pop into Insight Optometrists, Indooroopilly, now and ask us about our Optomap Retinal Exam.