Retinal photos are a diagnostic tool that helps your eye doctor evaluate the retina inside your eye. Dr. Thuy Yath, and her team at Better Vision Eyecare in Anthem, Arizona, use retinal photos to check for problems like glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. Booking an appointment is easy — simply call Better Vision Eyecare today and speak to a team member. They can answer your questions and verify your benefits coverage. You can also schedule your Better Vision Eyecare exam and retinal photos using the online booking feature.
Retinal photos are digital pictures of the back of your eye. They provide a detailed view of the retina (the part of your eye that channels light and images), blood vessels, and the optic disc (a place on your retina housing the optic nerve that sends visual information to your brain).
Retinal photos help your Better Vision Eyecare doctor check your eye health and diagnose certain diseases.
Your eye doctor might recommend having retinal photos if you suffer from conditions like:
Diabetes can damage blood vessels in your eye (diabetic retinopathy). Without treatment, this can cause vision loss.
The macula (central part of your retina) deteriorates with age, causing distorted central vision. Retinal photos are particularly good for early detection and the sooner its diagnosed, the better its stablized.
Glaucoma damages the optic nerve in your retina and can result in peripheral vision sight loss. It develops when fluid builds up in your eye, putting pressure on the optic nerve.
Your Better Vision Eyecare eye doctor will also take scans of the optic nerve if your sight is worsening and the reason isn’t apparent.
You open your eyes as wide as possible and look at an object while a laser scans your eyes. Your doctor views the retinal photos on a computer.
Because they can see the retinal photos immediately, your doctor will discuss the findings and any treatment you need after your exam.
Call Better Vision Eyecare today or book an appointment online to learn more about retinal imaging and how it supports excellent eye health.