Here at Randolph Eye Associates, your vision and ocular health are very important to us. There are two tests all patients should have performed regularly: healthy EyeScreens and a healthy OCT imaging. These tests are important to track the changes in your eyes and prevent or suppress many disorders, which can only be seen via these advanced screenings.
EyeScreen Photographic Examination
We at Randolph Eye Associates are pleased to provide our patients with an advanced digital retinal exam called EyeScreen. EyeScreen is a high resolution screening photograph of your retina, which will help us document, review, and compare your retina over time. We will use the EyeScreen exam to document a baseline image for your chart, screen for eye diseases and improve our ability to view your internal retinal health at a much higher resolution than a slit lamp or ophthalmoscope.
We check for retinal problems, including macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal holes, detachments, and diabetic retinopathy – all of which can lead to partial loss of vision or blindness. Additionally, many symptoms of systemic diseases, such as diabetes and the effects of high blood pressure can be detected with the EyeScreen exam.
You can expect from this exam:
- An annual eye wellness EyeScreen photograph
- An eye wellness OCT screening (see below)
- An in-depth view of the retinal surface (where eye diseases first manifest)
- A comprehensive review the images with you (we will show you your retina)
- A permanent record for your medical file for serial analysis, comparisons, and diagnosis
- To be fast, easy and comfortable
- Usually no dilation drops for the test (we will inform you if they are required)
Transform Your Eye Exam into a Comprehensive Assessment of Ocular Health
Your annual eye exam should include more than just reading an eye chart. Ask your doctor about non-invasive OCT and OCTA imaging.
The iWellness scan is an easy-to-read report, which displays the thickness of your retina and your ganglion cell complex as compared to a database of normal eyes. These metrics, along with a high-resolution image and symmetry analysis, help to identify if you are displaying the early signs of retinal disease or glaucoma.
Optovue OCT: Where Technology Meets Eye Health
Optovue’s research, product development and clinical teams are dedicated to developing technology that helps doctors manage treatment options for patients suffering from ocular diseases. In just a few seconds, our painless and non-invasive OCT and OCTA imaging scans can give your doctor a comprehensive view of your ocular health.
What is OCT Imaging?
This type of imaging visualizes the structures of your eye — from the front, or anterior segment, to the back, or retina. Your doctor may use OCT imaging to diagnose disease and manage your ocular health.
What is OCTA Imaging?
OCTA is the only non-invasive way for your physician to visualize the vascular structures of your retina. Previously the only way to visualize
these blood vessels used fluorescein angiography, a lengthy procedure requiring injections of contrast dye associated with a wide range of side effects and limited imaging results. With AngioVue, high quality images are available in seconds, without the use of dye injections.
What Are the Risks?
As with any medical technology, there are risks associated with its use. Because prolonged intense light exposure could damage the retina, the device’s use should not be prolonged unnecessarily. Additionally, while no acute optical radiation hazards have been identified for direct or indirect ophthalmoscopes, your doctor will want to ensure that the brightness setting is only set at the level needed to provide clear visualization of the target structures.