Comprehensive retina examinations can require photographs of the retina at the initial consultation and at follow up visits to monitor progression. All of these images are reviewed with you with your family at the time of your visit.
The most common diagnostic test is a non-invasive, non-contact image of the retina. It is called an OCT (optical coherence tomography). This provides a high resolution cross sectional image of the retina that helps identify many different retinal and macula conditions.
Another important retinal diagnostic test that is needed at times is a fluorescein angiogram, which is also completed in our office. This test involves a dye that is injected into the arm and immediately shows us the blood circulation of the retina. It is like an “x-ray” of the eye that is important in many retinal conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetes, retinal vascular diseases and a variety of other retinal and macular conditions.
Our electronic medical record system allows us to efficiently and securely record our patient’s information and efficiently communicate your results to all of the doctors of your choice on the same day of your visit.