This article is from a series of articles about the state-of-the-art equipment at Atlantic Medical Eye Care. This time we’ll focus on the Ultra Widefield (UWF) Retinal Imaging Camera.
Why We Use the UWF Retinal Imaging Camera
The UWF Camera allows the ophthalmologist to see into the back of the eye, including the periphery — an area that is usually difficult to see using traditional examination techniques and equipment.
It is extremely important for the eye doctor to see the outer most edges or boundaries in the back of the eye because these areas are often where many ocular diseases first appear. Early diagnosis is crucial in preventing loss of vision.
The UWF Retinal Imaging Camera Test
The UWF camera is painless and doesn’t require the patient to have pupil dilating drops.
The test takes less than a half of a second, and the images are immediately available on screen so the ophthalmologist and patient can view the results together and discuss what is occurring in the eye and why treatment is necessary.
This camera is an invaluable tool in the discovery, diagnosis, documentation, and treatment of diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), uveitis, and many other conditions.
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If you’re located in central New Jersey, give your eyes top-notch care at Atlantic Medical Eye Care. Request an appointment today at our Old Bridge, NJ office.