Digital Retinal Imaging allows your eye doctor to evaluate the health of the back of your eye, the retina. It is used to detect and monitor diseases, such as, diabetes and macular degeneration. Digital Retinal Imaging does not detect conditions affecting the front of the eye, such as dry eye syndrome. However, generally the more serious eye diseases affect the vision center at the back of the eye.
Many eye diseases, if detected at an early stage, can be treated successfully without total loss of vision. Your Retinal Images will be stored electronically. This gives the Doctor a permanent record of the condition and state of your retina. This is very important in assisting the Doctor to detect and measure any changes to your retina each time you get your eyes examined, as many eye conditions, such as glaucoma are diagnosed by detecting changes over time.