What is Fundus Photography?
Dr. Shawn Agee and Dr. John Sullivan are proud to invest in the latest technologies for area Jacksonville, FL patients seeking accurate and effective retinal diagnostic examinations. Since the retina is the layer of tissue in the back of the eye, advanced technology is often needed to get a clear look at this structure. With fundus photography, retinal specialists are able to use a special, advanced camera to get detailed pictures of the retina. The picture is able to accurately provide the doctor with the health of the retina since the photos show the optic nerve, macula, blood vessels, and more. By using fundus photography, doctors are able to diagnose and treat various diseases at earlier stages than ever before to provide better prognoses.
At Southeastern Retina Specialists, we utilize the Optos® California camera to diagnose retinal detachments, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and more. The Optos California camera allows our doctors to see more of what is going on with the eye with even greater clarity of the retina’s anatomical features. Images are faster to get a patient in and out quicker than ever before.
What to Expect
Prior to using the fundus camera, your retinal specialist may dilate your pupils to provide a larger view of the back of the eye. Fundus photography combines a low power microscope with a camera attached. As you sit upright and look ahead, your doctor will snap pictures of your retina. The images will appear on a screen, which your doctor can further magnify and manipulate to get a better sense of your retinal health. The entire process is quick, simple, and painless. There is no downtime associated with the photography.
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"I was blessed beyond measure today! Southeastern Retina Specialist worked to get me in asap, due to an emergency eye issue, to save my vision. As I sit here, being able to see as I type this, is the most amazing feeling in the world! The care, compassion, excellent doctor and staff at this business is remarkable and unmatched! I will be forever grateful to Dr. Agee and the staff!"- D.D. / Google / Mar 20, 2019
"I might be blind in my right eye if it wasn't for Dr Sullivan. Had 3 tears in my Retina (suspect high B/P). Right eye is now 20/25 after retina was repaired and cataract surgery. Right eye has better vision than my left eye without surgery (20/30). It's nice to know the surgery can turn out so well that it not only fixed the torn retina, but also improved my vision to better than before the tears occurred."- A.K. / Google / Mar 20, 2019
Since the images are detailed and instantaneous, your retinal specialist will be able to determine the presence of any abnormalities rather quickly. From there, your treatment plan can be customized to provide you with a better outcome. Your specialist will have a range of options available to best treat your particular condition.
Find out More about Fundus
Fundus photography is a great way to check on your retina and determine if there are any problems that need to be addressed. The entire process is fast, easy, and painless with no downtime. Contact us for a consultation today to learn more about the advantages of fundus photography.