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.
"He is a very caring Doctor, he will not milk your insurance, he will not give you unnecessary surgery if you don't need it. I will never trust anyone else with my vision"- M.H. / Healthgrades / Aug 17, 2016
"Recently I had an ongoing issue and was passed around to several ophthalmologists via referral. Finally I ended up in Dr. Sullivan's hands. I will say several women I work with had strongly recommended him, and advised me (combined with having been to an ophthalmology appointment 3 times already in a one month span) that I would wait. The receptionist who confirmed my appointment also reminded me "you can expect to be at the appointment up to 4 hours" so it seems my expectations were a little different than some others. When I finally did get to see Doctor Sullivan (an hour and a half or so after my appointment time) he made an extremely scary situation so much better. He has amazing bedside manner and his delivery is understanding. I was really emotional and he assured me he was confident in his diagnosis and resolution. I left the appointment feeling 100 times better & completely happy I ended up in Dr. Sullivan's hands!"- W.T. / Yelp / Jul 19, 2018
"The staff is awesome. Friendly and always smiling?"- D.B. / Facebook / Jun 21, 2018
"Dr Sullivan was awesome !! I took my sister and he was on top of it right away!! She has a huge mass behind eye!! I would recommend them highly ????"- S.B. / Facebook / Jun 02, 2018
"Goes above and beyond for patients. Very detail oriented. Works well with other Dr if you have multiple eye issues such as glaucoma. There are long wait times in the office but it is well worth it. Dr. Sullivan is the primary Dr at the office but have had to see Dr Agee and he is great too. Highly recommend this office and doctors."- S.V. / Google / May 27, 2018
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.