The Advantages of Utilizing Ultra-widefield Retinal Imaging

Ultra-widefield retinal imaging devices from Optos can give eyecare professionals a 200° view of the retina. This technology can assist with earlier detection of certain eye diseases, especially for conditions that develop in the periphery of the retina. If these diseases are diagnosed earlier, then treatment can begin sooner to mitigate damage to vision.


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Color, af, and fa optomap images from Optos.


Retinal imaging is often used in the case of diabetic retinopathy or macular degeneration. However, due to the ease of use and efficiency of the optomap® exam, it’s also used to form a baseline from which to compare degenerative changes, or to monitor the efficacy of treatments that have been prescribed. In cases where wet AMD are suspected, a fluorescein angiogram may be performed to determine circulation in the eyes and any abnormal leakage in the vessels, which can cause vision loss.


Results from optomap, using our ultra-widefield retinal imaging devices, are available immediately for review with patients. It’s possible to show the patient areas of concern to help them understand any pathologies that may have been found during the exam. Since dilation is not required to perform an optomap eye exam, patients can resume their normal duties immediately and even drive themselves to and from their appointment.


Contact Optos to learn more about ultra-widefield imaging devices and how they can benefit your practice.


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