People typically see their eye doctors hoping to improve their eyesight. What they often don’t realize is that over 200 major, systemic diseases have eye involvement as part of the disease course. Ophthalmologists are positioned perfectly to be able to identify these illnesses before anyone else and get patients to appropriate treatment before symptoms develop or progress. Comprehensive eye examinations definitely help preserve and improve vision, but more importantly, they often save lives.
In an amazing technological breakthrough, in-office, highly magnified digital images are produced by Optomap scanning laser technology of the back of both eyes, providing Drs Mendelsohn and Klein with an unparalleled 3-D view of the optic nerve, macula, retina, choroid, and retinal vasculature. The stellar ultra-widefield view of the eye enables the detection and management of disease in a variety of areas including diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, vascular disease, pediatric retinal disease, and inflammatory disease, thereby facilitating early protection from vision impairment or blindness. Furthermore, the Optomap will readily detect a multitude of systemic disease, including early detection of life-threatening diseases like cancer, stroke, and cardiovascular disease. Consistently, Optomap imaging has been demonstrated to capture the widest field of view in a single capture of any ocular imaging technology.
Getting an Optomap image is fast, painless and comfortable. Nothing touches your eye at any time. It is suitable for the whole family. To have the exam, you simply look into the device one eye at a time (like looking through a keyhole) and you will see a comfortable flash of light to let you know the image of your retina has been taken. The image capture takes less than a half-second and they are available immediately for you to see your own retina. You see exactly what our physician sees in a panoramic 3-D view. Dr. Mendelsohn and Dr. Klein will thoroughly review these important digital images with you at the time of your comprehensive ocular exam. As a side note: Optomap images are created by non-invasive, low-intensity scanning lasers. No adverse health effects have been reported in over 65 million sessions.