What is retinal imaging?
Retinal Imaging is a high definition, digital scan of the back of your eyes (i.e. retina). The image can show important information about your retina (e.g. optic nerve, retinal blood vessels and the area where you do your detail focusing – macula) to accurately determine the health of your eyes.
Why would I need imaging?
Many eye disease that can cause vision problems or damage in long term often have little or no symptoms at early stage, retinal imaging is very useful in early detection of disease such as macular degeneration, diabetes and glaucoma.
Even for people who have no signs of eye disease, it is highly recommended as a baseline record and giving us a better way to detect changes to your eye health that need monitoring or further management.
Retinal Imaging is fast and non invasive, it can give us an insight of your general health and can highlight issues with blood pressure or other conditions.
What is OCT Retinal Imaging?
OCT stands for Optical Coherence Tomography, it is a non-invasive imaging test. OCT uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina. This measurements help to diagnosis and provide treatment guidance for glaucoma and disease of the retina e.g. age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic eye disease.
At The One Ophthalmology & Optometry Centre, our OCT has an exclusive angiography function (OCT-A) which is a non-invasive technique for imaging the microvasculature of the retina. It is especially useful in examining the retinal health of diabetic patients, picking up early changes before their vision is affected. For those who are health conscious and want to benefit from the risk of initial stroke, you can also book a fast and convenient risk assessment on stroke called ARIA at our Jordan center.
**If you’d like to have an OCT assessment/ARIA, please book an appointment with us at The One Ophthalmology & Optometry Center at Jordan.