The retina is the light-sensitive tissue which lines the inside of the eyes. The central area of the retina, called the macula is the functional centre of the retina and is of particular interest to retina specialists. A perfectly functioning macula gives us a 20/20 vision and the best colour vision.
During a retinal assessment, the optometrist uses a high-resolution imaging system to take pictures of the retina. A routine retinal assessment allows the specialist to keep a permanent and historical record of changes in your eyes. Images can be compared side-by-side, year-after-year, to discover even the subtlest changes and monitor your overall eye health.
The enlarged view of your retinal can help our optometrists to assess for conditions such as:
- Retinal Detachment
- Age-related Macular Degeneration