Retinal photography is important in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases. Fluorescein angiography is a special photographic technique in which a dye is injected into a blood vessel in the arm and photographed as it passes through the eye. This allows us to evaluate the retinal vasculature in different diseases.
Optical coherence tomography (OCT)
Optical Coherence Tomography is a high resolution, noninvasive, noncontact scan of the retina. The scan gives us a cross-sectional picture that can reveal leakage in the retina before it is visible on the doctor's examination. Your doctor will go over your OCT test results with you while you are in the office.
Ultrasound is an examination technique that allows us to evaluate the retina and vitreous in eyes that have cataracts, hemorrhages or scar tissue. Sound waves reflected from the inside of the eye are displayed on a screen for interpretation by the doctor. The examination is painless and requires no anesthesia.