What is optomap ultra-widefield retinal imaging?
The optomap ultra-widefield retinal image is a unique technology utilized by South Jersey Eye Associates to capture more than 80% of your retina in a single image. Traditional imaging methods typically only show 15% of your retina at one time.
Why optomap ultra-widefield retinal imaging?
Long before you notice any changes to your vision or feel any pain, the early signs of eye conditions can show on your retina, which is located at the back of your eye and is the only place in the body where blood vessels can be seen directly.
During your comprehensive eye exam at South Jersey Eye Associates, your doctor can use optomap to get a full 200° image of your retina and look for the signs of many eye conditions as well as other diseases (i.e., stroke, heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes).
How does optomap work?
Optomap is a lot like getting a picture of your eyes, one at a time. The image capture—which is fast, painless, and comfortable—takes less than a half-second and is available immediately for you and your doctor at South Jersey Eye Associates to review together.
Note: Dilation drops might not be necessary. Your doctor at South Jersey Eye Associates will make that decision based on your overall eye health history and risk factors. In many cases, your doctor may decide to use dilation and optomap to get a more comprehensive evaluation.
With optomap, early detection can mean the administration of successful treatments which can reduce the risk to your sight and health.