Retinal Camera For Better Eyecare | Long Island Eye Doctor
As my patients already know, Optix is known for its technology in helping our patients to achieve healthy eyes and the best possible vision. Every year I personally evaluate the latest equipment and purchase one or more pieces of new technology for our patients well being.
Recently, we added a new Retinal Camera from Kowa. This is also called a fundus camera. What is a retinal camera? This special camera takes a high resolution digital photograph of the back of the eye allowing for easier diagnosis of diseases that affect the film of our eyes…… the retina.
What diseases can the retinal camera help diagnose?
- Diabetes (diabetic retinopathy)
- High Cholesterol
- Brain Tumors
- Cancer of the eye
- Macular Degeneration
- Fluid on the Retina
- Retinal Holes or Tears
And many more
This simple test can be completed for most people without dilating the eyes. It takes only a few seconds and the results are immediately available to the doctors to explain to our patients. The retinal camera is an invaluable tool allowing the doctors to magnify even the smallest of images for easier diagnosis. By attaching the images to our patient’s electronic file, we can compare small changes from year to year making treatment decisions easier.
Dr. Joel Kestenbaum
Optix Family Eyecare Center