Price Eye Care is pleased to offer retinal photography as a valuable addition to your comprehensive eye examination. Retinal photos are recommended at your first visit to our office, and at least every 2-3 years afterwards. Retinal photos are high-resolution digital photographs of the interior portion of your eye called the retina. These photos can assist us in diagnosing and documenting many diseases. At future visits, Dr. Price can also refer back to these photos in order to detect changes in the retina which might indicate disease onset or progression. Some diseases that can affect the retina are glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Retinal photography can help screen for many of these diseases in your eyes. It can even help find a melanoma or retinal detachment in the eye.
But I have 20/20 Vision, Why do I Need Retinal Photography?
Patients often ask “my eyes are healthy; are retinal photos still recommended? The answer is yes. First of all, we want to offer everything we can to detect a vision threatening problem. Secondly, by taking a retinal photo of a healthy eye, Dr. Price can refer back to this photo at your next exam. This makes it easier for her to determine whether or not there are changes in your eye that might represent the onset of any disease.