The Optos Optomap has revolutionized how retinal examinations are performed by providing a digital image of the back of your eye without having to have your eyes dilated. A quarter of a second scan captures the digital image of your retina, optic nerve, and blood vessels in the back of your eye. We can see retinal findings that can indicate diseases in other parts of the body such as hypertension, diabetes, melanoma, and intracranial hypertension. By picking up these findings early we cannot only help prevent problems in the eye, but problems in the rest of the body.
Dr. Patterson will be able to show you the inside of your eye, zoom in on possible problem areas, and show you what is normal vs. abnormal. Ideally, this examination is performed annually so we can catch changes in the early stages as many eye diseases have no symptoms until more advanced stages. Our patients are willing to pay extra for this technology knowing it will save them time, reduce their discomfort, and provide permanent documentation. The doctors in our practice recommend an Optomap Retinal Exam for all of our patients during comprehensive examinations and retinal evaluations.