The Optomap retinal scan is an innovative new technology that gives eye doctors the ability to perform ultra-wide retinal imaging that is far superior to what can currently be achieved using conventional retinal imaging options. In contrast to conventional retinal imaging, Optomap captures at least 50% more of the retina in a single capture, and with Optomap’s multi-capture function, up to 97% of the retina can be viewed. This gives eye care professionals greater opportunity to monitor the health and condition of patient vision.
Optomap is another great preventative eyecare technology tool. By allowing your eye doctor to have a comprehensive view of your retina, they will be able to detect any developing eye diseases early on, before they have a detrimental impact on your vision and day to day life. Not only can Optomap detect eye conditions such as retinal holes, retinal detachment, macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, it can also be used to identify some general health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, toxoplasmosis and many others.
Optomap is a fast, painless and non-invasive procedure that is suitable for patients of all ages, even children and pregnant women. Patients do NOT need their eyes to be dilated ahead of the scan which is a huge benefit to most patients. Once seated, you will be asked to look into a device that will take the pictures of your retina. A quick flash of green light will go quickly by and the the image has been taken in just a few seconds. The results will be stored digitally for Dr. Kubota to review and evaluate them. The results will also be stored for future reference.
If you would like more information about what is involved in Optomap, or to schedule an appointment for this effective screening technology, please contact our eyecare team.