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Our eyes enable us to take in the world, unfortunately, most people don't think about the health of their eyes until something goes wrong. When we start to lose our vision, we want to know why. Retinal imaging can be used to detect retinal diseases quickly, enabling us to address vision loss early and in some scenarios, stop it before it gets worse.
Family Health Medical Services (FHMS) is pleased to provide retinal imaging for our patients that are high risk for developing retinopathy and other retinal related diseases. This painless procedure is performed in the office using the RetinaVue 100 imager, a small camera that looks through your pupil to take high-quality pictures of your retina.
The RetinaVue 100 imager captures digital images of the back of your eye including the retina, the optic disk, and blood vessels. These photographs are reviewed by Dr. Wuebbolt, a local ophthalmologist, to check the health of your eyes. They are then shared with your FHMS Provider for further review and consultation.
One of the more common diseases retinal imaging can detect is retinopathy. Retinopathy is the term used to describe damage to the retina, the part inside the eye that senses light. High blood sugar due to diabetes can cause diabetic retinopathy and can result in partial or complete vision loss. Retinal imaging can also detect:
There are a few things you should know before your retinal imaging appointment, including:
Are you at high-risk retinopathy? Have you been experiencing partial or complete vision loss? Contact us for more information on scheduling a retinal imaging procedure or log into the Patient Portal to make an appointment.