Optos Retinal Imaging

Optos retinal imaging is a non-invasive imaging technique that uses a handheld scanner to capture a 200-degree image of the retina. This allows eye care professionals to view a wider area of the retina than traditional imaging techniques, which can help to detect eye diseases earlier and more accurately.

Optos retinal imaging is used to diagnose and monitor a wide range of eye conditions, including:

  • Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Glaucoma
  • Retinal detachment
  • Uveitis
  • Coats’ disease

Optos retinal imaging is also used to monitor the progression of eye diseases and to assess the effectiveness of treatment.

The procedure is safe and painless, and it is typically done as part of a routine eye exam. The scanner is held close to the eye, and a flash of light is used to capture the image. The entire procedure takes just a few minutes.

The images captured by Optos retinal imaging are stored in a computer and can be reviewed by the eye care professional. This allows the Optometrist to see a detailed view of the retina and to diagnose any potential problems.