Optomap Ultra-wide Digital Retinal Imaging
The optomap produces an image that is unique and provides Markham Optometrist Dr. Jessica Nhan with a high-resolution 200° image (80%) in order to ascertain the health of your retina. This is much wider than a traditional 45° image (18%). Optomap color images consist of two channels of information, a red channel (633-635 nm) which visualizes the choroidal layer and a green channel (532 nm) to visualize the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). Optomap autofluorescence images are captured using a green wavelength (532 nm) to visualize the function of the RPE.
The inclusion of optomap as part of a comprehensive eye exam provides:
- A scan to show a healthy eye or detect disease that may not show any visual symptoms
- An autofluorescence image can see subtle structural changes, as well as metabolic changes within the RPE, which can be invisible on fundus images or on eye exam
- A view of the retina, giving your Markham eye doctor a more comprehensive view than they can get by other means
- The opportunity for you to view and discuss the optomap image of your eye with your eye doctor at the time of your eye exam
- A permanent record for your file, which allows your eye doctor to view your images each year to look for changes
The optomap is fast, easy, and comfortable for anyone. The entire image process consists of you looking into the device one eye at a time. The optomap images are shown immediately on a computer screen so Dr. Jessica Nhan can review it with you during the eye exam.
For more information on the optomap please visit the optomap website.