Retinal imaging is the recent technological advancement in eye care. Retinal imaging helps the optometrist to capture and view the digital image of the retina, blood vessels present and optic nerve located at the back of eyes. This technology helps in the early detection and management of diseases which can affect both eyes and also the person overall health. The diseases include glaucoma, diabetes, hypertension and macular degeneration. Retinal imaging also show a significant vascular distinction between those having schizophrenia and those having hypertension, a condition commonly found in individuals with the disorder.With retinal imaging technology, the optometrist can easily detect the most minor changes to the structures at the back of your eyes.
Early detection helps in the treatment of the disease at an early stage and can delay progression and reduce the severity of eye diseases if any and other health conditions including diabetes.
Last date updated on July, 2014