Digital Retinal Photography
Retinal Photography comes as standard part of the Ultimate Leightons Eye Examination package. This is where we take a digital image of the back of the eye and examine parts of the retina in a way not possible with conventional instruments.
Retinal photography gives us the opportunity to detect, view and monitor early signs of any sight-threatening eye conditions. If required, the digital images of the retina can then be emailed to a doctor or ophthalmologist after your eye test. Our state of the art retinal cameras help the early detection of problems such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal detachments and diabetic retinopathy. These conditions commonly affect hundreds of thousands of people in the UK; the sooner they are detected, the sooner we can suggest a solution.
The traditional ophthalmoscope does not take a picture of the eye so, after the eye examination, there is no visual record of its condition. In contrast, digital retinal photography gives us a permanent image of the eye which can then be compared to images taken in future years.