Fundus photography is a testing method that utilizes a medical imaging camera, and allows our team of doctors at Marano Eye Care to create a photographed timeline of the back of your eyes. Eye regions that are photographed typically include areas of the vitreous, retina, choroid, macula, optic disc, fovea and the optic nerve. The resulting images are usually photographic, but can also be digital – regardless of which type, both are a critical component of a patient’s eye care records. The fundus photography test is short and painless, conveniently performed right in our office.
What does Fundus Photography do?
There are multiple reasons as to why a patient should receive fundus photography testing. The doctors at Marano Eye Care use it to evaluate, detect and keep track of abnormalities in the fundus; plan the treatment for a disease; measure the therapeutic effect of a recent eye surgery; and track the progress of a disease. Fundus photography is especially necessary for conditions like macular degeneration, retinal neoplasms, choroid disturbances and diabetic retinopathy. It can also be used to track central nervous system abnormalities like multiple sclerosis.
What to Expect from Fundus Photography
Prior to receiving the fundus photography test, the patient’s eyes will be dilated. Once fully dilated, the patient is assisted to their seat. Their face is then stabilized with the use of a positioning device, keeping the chin and forehead aligned with pads. This ensures that the head does not move during the time the photographs are being taken, which is crucial to the outcome of a photograph. The patient will be instructed to stare at a designated point in front of them, in order to keep their eyes still. Finally, a series of bright flashes will occur as the photographs are being taken.
At Marano Eye Care, we strive to give you the best possible vision, and fundus photography is a large part of that process. If you think you are a good candidate for fundus photography testing, call us to schedule an appointment at 973-668-4015.