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Digital Retinal Exam vs Dilated Retinal Exam
April 06, 2017

Digital Retinal Exam vs Dilated Retinal Exam

When you visit your eye doctor for a regular check-up, part of your general eye exam includes a retinal exam. Examining the lining of the back of your eye is so important for many reasons.

Did you know that the retina is the only place in your body where blood vessels can be seen without performing any invasive procedure? Why is this important? Your retinal blood vessels can tell your doctor about more than the condition of your eyes. Signs of other diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease can be detected by examining the retina.

Optomap -Digital Retinal Imaging

Thanks to new technology, digital retinal imaging, eye doctors can see even more of your retina and can now save a digital image. This year's digital image can then be used the following year so that the current image can be compared to last year's retinal exam to detect any changes.

The good news is that this eye exam can be done without having to dilate your eyes. My husband had his annual eye exam this week using the Optomap device.

Find out why this technology should be part of your next general eye exam ...

Optomap - Digital Retinal Imaging

Leslie Degner, RN, BSN

Better Health for Better Vision

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