Digital Retinal Photography
Retinal imaging (also known as fundus photography) is a sophisticated process allowing detailed, high resolution images of the back of the eye to be captured and permanently stored using the very latest digital imaging technologies from Carl Zeiss. Retinal photography is used to document retinal health at a particular point in time in a quick, objective and highly detailed manner. This enables accurate comparisons of eye health over time and meticulous monitoring of various eye conditions such as glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.
At Peter Ivins Eye Care we use the Zeiss Visucam 200, the latest and most advanced retinal camera available. It allows multi-image montaging; producing detailed panoramic, wide-field views of the retina and retinal structures. The Zeiss Visucam 200 is the first retinal camera to incorporate objective macular pigment density analysis capabilities into a retinal camera, allowing accurate assessment of macular pigment density; an important measure in patients with a family history of macular degeneration. Retinal photography allows you to see what the optometrist sees whilst examining your eyes. Retinal imaging takes only a few seconds per eye and does not affect vision, therefore driving afterwards is safe.At Peter Ivins Eye Care we perform retinal photography on every patient possible, including small children and toddlers if suitable, as part of the routine NHS eye examination.