Brantford Eye Care uses fundus photography, a specialized medical imaging test used to take pictures of the structures located at the back of the eye, including the retina. It produces a series of photos that are helpful for diagnosing, documenting, and monitoring certain eye conditions. Fundus photography is a short painless procedure that is performed in a doctor’s office and helps document the health of your optic nerve, vitreous, macula, retina and its blood vessels. Brantford Eye Care uses those photographs for comparison, documentation, and sometimes to diagnose certain eye conditions.
What to Expect
As part of the process, the pupil is dilated with drops by the caring team of Brantford Eye Care to avoid it from constricting from the bright light of the camera flash. The patient is asked to stare at a fixation device so the eyes are still. While a certified technician of Brantford Eye Care is taking the pictures, the patient will see a series of bright flashes. The entire process usually takes approximately five to ten minutes.
Fundus photography is a highly specialized form of medical imaging and cannot be done with an ordinary camera. It requires a customized camera that is mounted to a microscope with intricate lenses and mirrors. These high-powered lenses are designed so the Brantford Eye Care can visualize the back of the eye by focusing light through the cornea, pupil and lens.
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