Optos 200Tx Scanning Laser Retinal Imaging System (Optomap) is the latest technology and offers immediate and painless digital views of the retina (the interior lining of the eye).
During a Comprehensive examination, the eyes are dilated to evaluate the back of the eye (retina). The Optomap provides an excellent view of the retina without dilation. It also creates a digital record of the structures of the retina as part of your medical exam. If your eye doctor feels that you are a good candidate for a non-dilated eye exam, then Optomap may be an alternative to dilation!
Prior to Optomap, the only way to examine the back of the eye was with dilation. For some people dilation is an inconvenience due to blurriness and light sensitivity for several hours. With Optomap, this discomfort can be avoided and you may return to school or work without experiencing blurred vision.
Our Doctors at MEA Recommend Optomap Because:
- Early signs of eye disease are more easily detected.
- Vision loss is best avoided by detecting disease early.
- Doctors can better monitor your eye health annually.
- MEA is committed to offering the highest standard of care.
Who is a Candidate? Any patient can request the Optomap. It is an excellent method for examining the retina for adults who do not require dilation and for children of all ages. However, if you have a condition requiring a more thorough examination, dilation may be required.
Optomap use in our Retina services:
Intravenous Fluorescein Angiography (IVFA) is a commonly used diagnostic procedure used to aid the Retina Specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of many macular and retinal vascular conditions. MEA uses Optomap when performing IVFAs so that we have the widest available views out to 200° with the highest quality images to aid our doctors in their decisionmaking.