Services Digital Fundus Photography

Digital Fundus Photography

1. What is this service/procedure? Can you give me a simple ONE sentence description?

A diagnostic test used to look for bleeding in the eye which common in diabetics and can lead to blindness.

2. Who is this service/procedure for, who needs it, who will benefit from it?

Patients who have diabetic retinopathy (bleeding or swelling inside the eye).

3. What is the purpose of this service/procedure?

Takes photographs of the back of the eye including the retina and the optic nerve. It is used to look for bleeding in the eye which common in diabetics and can lead to blindness. We recommend that such photographs are taken annually even if you have no problems with your vision, but you are diabetic.

4. What should the patient expect to happen during this service/procedure? What is the experience going to be like?

Your eyes will be dilated. Then, you will be taken into a dark room where a special photograph of your eye will be taken. This procedure is painless and will take less than 5 minutes.

5. How long does this procedure usually take?

This procedure typically takes less than 5 minutes.

6. Is this service/procedure conducted with local or general anesthesia?

No anesthesia is used for this procedure.

7. What should you (the patient) do BEFORE this service/procedure?

Dilation impairs your vision for 4 to 6 hours. Do not plan on driving for 4-6 hours after these tests. Come with a driver. A pair of shades will be required after the examination.

8. What should you (the patient) do AFTER this service/procedure?

You will be given written information about the “Do’s and Don’ts” after the diagnostic test.

9. Is there anything else the patient needs to do in preparation for this service/procedure?

No special preparation is needed before this diagnostic test.

10. Who will carry out this service/procedure?

This procedure is usually done by an ophthalmic assistant or an ophthalmic technician.

Locations Offering this Service

TEH San Fernandoarrow_forward
Acropolis Medical Centre #99B Circular Road, San Fernando.
TEH St. Augustinearrow_forward
TIMT Building Corner Warren Street and Private Road, St. Augustine.
TEH Maravalarrow_forward
102-103 Royal Palm Suite Hotel Saddle Road, Maraval.
TEH Freeportarrow_forward
153 Mission Road, Freeport.