What is Digital Retinal Imaging (DRI)?

Retinal imaging takes a digital picture of the back of your eye. The image will show the Doctor:

  • The retina, this is where light and images hit the eye.
  • The macula, this is the oval shape, pigmented area near the center of the retina
  • The optic disk this is the spot on the retina that holds the optic nerve, which sends information to the brain and blood vessels.

These images can help your optometrist find certain diseases and check the health of the eyes as well as overall health.
Some of the diseases a retinal scan can detect:
● Cancer
● Diabetes and diabetic retinopathy
● Glaucoma
● High blood pressure
● Retinal detachment

Retinal imaging doesn’t replace a regular eye exam, but adds another layer of precision to it. You’ll find leading technology and state-of-the-art instruments at the eyegotcha office to help your doctor get an even clearer picture of your ocular health. Digital retinal imaging can play a key role in the early detection of ocular disease. This more defined view of the inside of the eye can help your doctor make an early diagnosis of ocular and other health problems by showing any changes within the structures of your eyes. In addition to helping detect disease early, retinal imaging provides a permanent and historical record of changes in the eye pertaining to overall health and wellness over a period of time.

In most cases vision care plans do not cover routine retinal screenings, but some health insurance plans do. However the test provides additional, valuable information and clues to current and potential future health and vision concerns. The fee charged is nominal compared to risks associated with undiagnosed health issues.

From children to adults, eyegotcha staff are happy to provide eye exams, retinal scans and eye care services to patients of all ages. At eyegotcha we use the Optos imaging system Our Ultra-Wide Format, high-resolution retinal imaging device each image more than 80% or 200 degrees of the retina in a single capture. To find out more about digital retinal imaging call 412.331.9696.


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