During your visit your eyes will be thoroughly examined by a retina physician. Depending on the initial findings, specialized testing may be ordered. Some of the testing that are offered include:
These involve the use of a sophisticated digital camera to study the retina.
This photographic study allows the physician to obtain more detailed images of the retina. After an intravenous injection of fluorescein a digital camera will record precise information about the retina, blood vessels and optic nerve.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
This test uses a scanning laser to provide detailed high resolution images of the macula that are helpful in the diagnosis and treatment of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and other macular diseases.
This test uses sound waves to image the back of the eye when the view is obscured by a dense cataract, blood or other opaque material. The ultrasound also helps the doctor to diagnose ocular tumors and other conditions.
After completing the exam, our retina physicians will discuss the findings and recommend treatment. Some treatments can be performed during that visit, however, other procedures may have to be scheduled at a later time.