Retina Images Specialist

Goetzinger Eye Institute

Ophthalmologists located in Riverdale, GA & Stockbridge, GA

Digital retinal imaging makes it possible to detect eye diseases, such as glaucoma, in their early stages when they’re most treatable. The team at Goetzinger Eye Institute offers cutting-edge retinal imaging technology at their locations in Riverdale and Stockbridge, Georgia. To find out how retinal imaging can help you, call your nearest office or book an appointment online today.

Retina Images Q & A

What is retinal imaging?

Retinal imaging is a valuable tool in assessing your ocular health. This quick and painless procedure provides the team at Goetzinger Eye Institute with a digital photograph of the inside of your eye.

These photographs provide a clear view of important eye structures, including:

  • Retina
  • Macula
  • Optic nerve
  • Blood vessels

The team at Goetzinger Eye Institute uses these images to screen for eye diseases and provide a baseline to compare against future images. This allows them to detect early signs of progressive diseases, such as macular degeneration, and monitor changes to your retina over time.

What diseases does retinal imaging help detect?

Retinal imaging helps the team at Goetzinger Eye Institute diagnose and monitor several conditions, including:

Glaucoma

Retinal imaging can detect signs of glaucoma, such as optic nerve damage caused by increased pressure on surrounding blood vessels.

Macular degeneration

This disease is a leading cause of vision loss in adults over age 50, so catching early warning signs is crucial. Retinal imaging can show signs of macular degeneration, such as leaky blood vessels.

Ocular cancers

Retinal imaging can dramatically increase your chances of successfully beating ocular cancer by revealing early signs of the disease, such as dark spots.

Retinal detachment

A detached retina requires emergency medical care to prevent permanent vision loss. Retinal imaging provides fast evidence of retinal detachment.

Diabetic retinopathy

Retinal imaging reveals abnormal changes to the retina that may be caused by diabetes, such as swelling or the growth of new blood vessels.

High blood pressure

High blood pressure may cause symptoms that affect your eyes, such as narrowing of the blood vessels. Retinal imaging can detect these symptoms so you can get prompt treatment.

What should I expect from retinal imaging?

The team at Goetzinger Eye Institute may recommend adding retinal imaging to your comprehensive eye exam so they can check for early signs of disease. This quick and painless imaging test may not be covered by your health insurance. However, the fee is nominal and retinal imaging provides invaluable information about your ocular health.

To learn more about retinal imaging, call Goetzinger Eye Institute or book an appointment online today.

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