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The Optomap® Retinal Exam is unique in that it gives eyecare professionals a much larger view (200 degrees) of the back of the eye – your retina – than conventional eye exam equipment. The images can be taken without dilating your pupils – a very common procedure which is uncomfortable and inconvenient for many people.
The Optomap image is displayed immediately after being taken, allowing the eye care professional to review it quickly and if necessary, refer you to a retinal specialist. Using the Internet, the image can be sent anywhere in the world for a specialist to review.
Each Optomap image is as individual as fingerprints or DNA and can provide eye care professionals with a unique view of your health very quickly and comfortably. The Optomap image is captured in less than one second and is immediately available for you and your doctor to review.
The Optomap Retinal Exam offers many advantages including:
Provides an ultra-wide field view of the retina
Comfortable and quick image capture
Helps you understand your eye health
Provides permanent records for future comparison
Patient can resume normal activities immediately
Read more in this fascinating article explaining the benefits in detail
Because the body’s systems are interconnected, changes in the eye can reflect those in the vascular, nervous and immune system, among others. And because the eyes are see-through in a way other organs aren’t, they offer a unique glimpse into the body. Blood vessels, nerves and tissue can all be viewed directly through the eye with specialized equipment.
With regular monitoring, eye doctors can be the first to spot certain medical conditions and can usher patients for further evaluation, potentially leading to earlier diagnosis and treatment. Clots in the tiny blood vessels of the retina can signal a risk for stroke, for example, and thickened blood-vessel walls along with narrowing of the vessels can signal high blood pressure. In some cases, examining the eye can help confirm some of the diagnoses or help differentiate disorders from each other.
“There’s no question the eye has always been the window to the body,” says Emily Chew, deputy director of the epidemiology division at the National Eye Institute. She adds, “Anybody with any visual changes…should be seeing someone right away.”