Optomap® is an advanced retinal imaging device. It creates an ultra-wide digital picture, which takes in over 80% of your retina’s surface area. This allows us to capture 5 times more retinal surface in a single image, compared to a standard retinal camera.
The retina is located at the back of your eye and is made up of light-sensitive tissue. Its job is to transmit the picture you see to your brain. Importantly, it is also the only place in the body that you can directly see your blood vessels!
This means that eye conditions such as glaucoma, AMD, retinal tears, and detachments, along with diseases such as diabetes, strokes, and hypertension, can be seen and identified by looking at the back of your eye.
The digital image taken covers five times more of the retina’s surface area than traditional digital retinal photography.
And, all ages can be tested with the Optomap®. It only takes seconds to take the digital image and we do not have to touch the eye to do this.