Optomap Retinal Imaging is a procedure where the patient’s retina is examined using an advanced retinal imaging device. Not many offices have the Optomap device on-site, which is why Eyes on J is a proud provider of this service.

The Optomap device allows Dr. Swanson to obtain an ultra-widefield digital retinal image by using low-powered scanning laser wavelengths. This means that no dilation drops are required as is the case in other retinal imaging procedures. Besides, in more conventional devices, a full spectrum white light is used to capture the digital image of the retina.

What makes the Optomap device so unique is that it has the ability to display more than 80 percent of the retina. Since the retina is the only part of our body where we can see blood vessels directly, having the ability to capture an ultra-widefield image of it can really help us to identify eye conditions including retinal tears and detachments, glaucoma, as well as other non-eye diseases such as hypertension and diabetes. The earlier any abnormality is detected, the more chances you have of a successful treatment.

Safe
Fast
and Efficient

The procedure for Optomap Retinal Imaging takes no more than a few seconds, and does not even require any down time post-procedure. It’s safe, fast and efficient. The friendly staff at Eyes on J will ensure that you are comfortable during the entire time.

What are the benefits of Optomap Retinal Imaging?

Considering just how revolutionary the Optomap Retinal Imaging is, it’s not surprising that it comes with a ton of unparalleled benefits for patients. Below, we explore some of these benefits that make Optomap the ultimate choice for retinal imaging:

  • Optomap has an integrated software platform and hardware, which makes it extremely easy to use.
  • Optomap is the only retinal imaging technology that can provide 82 percent of the retina, which is five times wider than what standard digital retinal photography is able to display.
  • In other words, Optomap can capture a 200⁰ view of the retina (82 percent). In standard digital retinal imaging, only a 45⁰ view of the retina can be obtained.
  • Optomap has the ability to show views of the central pole, periphery and mid-periphery simultaneously.
  • The ability of Optomap to see more of the retina means that there is more opportunity to discover, identify, diagnose and effectively treat different kinds of diseases, not just eye conditions.
  • Optomap uses low-powered lasers (green laser, red laser, blue laser and infrared laser) that all scan the patient’s retina at the same time, resulting in the ability to review the retinal substructures individually.

Who can
benefit from
Optomap Retinal Imaging?

At Eyes on J, we strongly believe that anyone can benefit from Optomap Retinal Imaging. Especially if you have experienced flashing lights, new floaters or sudden vision loss, we highly suggest that you pay our Sacramento office a visit. This is because in most cases, eye diseases are hard to detect in their early stages. The earlier we detect any abnormality, the earlier we can treat it and the more chance of success your treatment has. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.