Fundus photography is an advanced digital retinal photograph. By taking a digital fundus photo image of the back portion of the eye (the retina), the doctor can detect and monitor ocular health. The screening picture that is produced captures a clear view of the optic nerve, blood vessels, macula and fovea.

Fundus photos can be a baseline measurement for future comparison. A look at the internal view of the eye can be key in detecting Glaucoma, Macular Deneration, Diabetic retinopathy, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Retinal detachments and many more eye issues detectable at very early stages.

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Healthy Retina

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Diabetic retinopathy: The dark red blots are haemorrhages; the yellow blobs are detritus left by the leaking blood; the tree-like lines are new blood vessels.

Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration: a chronic condition that causes central vision loss. Symptoms include wavy and distorted objects as well as central blind spots.