A diagnostic test used to look for bleeding in the eye which common in diabetics and can lead to blindness.
Patients who have diabetic retinopathy (bleeding or swelling inside the eye).
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.
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.
This procedure typically takes less than 5 minutes.
No anesthesia is used for this 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.
You will be given written information about the “Do’s and Don’ts” after the diagnostic test.
No special preparation is needed before this diagnostic test.
This procedure is usually done by an ophthalmic assistant or an ophthalmic technician.