At Fulton EyeCare Center, you can count on state-of-the art treatment. Early detection of retina and optic nerve damage is essential to treatment and life-long eye health. Because of this, Dr. Fulton has invested in a specialized camera that produces a digital 3D image of the retina, in order to thoroughly examine, compare, and detect retina surface problems. Very few optometrists in Oklahoma offer this advanced level of care which provides the technology for treatment and detection many eye diseases.
We use the most up-to-date technology to ensure the best eye care possible. Here are some of the different types of tests and equipment you may experience on a visit to our Practice.
Retinal Exam with HD Photos
We use cutting-edge digital imaging technology to assess your eyes. Many eye diseases, if detected at an early stage, can be treated successfully without total loss of vision. Your retinal Images will be stored electronically. This gives the eye doctor a permanent record of the condition and state of your retina.
This is very important in assisting your Optometrist to detect and measure any changes to your retina each time you get your eyes examined, as many eye conditions, such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration are diagnosed by detecting changes over time.
The advantages of digital imaging include:
- Quick, safe, non-invasive and painless
- Provides detailed images of your retina and sub-surface of your eyes
- Provides instant, direct imaging of the form and structure of eye tissue
- Image resolution is extremely high quality
- Uses eye-safe near-infra-red light
- No patient prep required
Dr. Fulton, says: “The camera takes a photographic image of the retina so we can see the optic nerve head, blood vessels, macula etc. and detect the early signs of things like glaucoma, diabetes and high blood pressure. On rare occasions we can detect things that are more serious, even life-threatening.”
Digital Retinal Imaging allows your eye doctor to evaluate the health of the back of your eye, the retina. It is critical to confirm the health of the retina, optic nerve and other retinal structures. The digital camera snaps a high-resolution digital picture of your retina. This picture clearly shows the health of your eyes and is used as a baseline to track any changes in your eyes in future eye examinations.
Retinal photography is recommended to ALL patients, not just those with an eye health challenge. The images above show a few photos taken at Fulton EyeCare Center.