Retinal Eye Exam in Dallas, TX
What is a Retinal Exam?
A healthy retina is essential to maintaining clear vision and overall eye functioning. A retinal eye exam at Infinity Vision in Dallas, Texas may be recommended by your doctor if any potential retinal abnormalities were detected during a general eye exam, or for patients at a higher risk of developing retinal conditions such as diabetes, macular degeneration, retinal detachment and more.
During a retinal eye exam and consultation, your doctor will perform series of diagnostic procedures in order to evaluate the retina for any signs of disease or abnormalities. These tests may include visual field test, fundus photography, and ocular coherence tomography (OCT) and more.
Your doctor will take the time to discuss the results of your eye exam and eye test, as well as any potential risks of retinal disease with you. Patient education and understanding is a top priority of our practice, as it often helps patients achieve the most effective treatment as they know how to care for their condition.
For more information about receiving a retinal eye exam and consultation from Infinity Vision in Dallas, give us a call today!
Ocular Coherence Tomography
Ocular coherence tomography, also known as OCT, is an imaging system that utilizes light waves to produce a high-resolution view of the cross-section of the retina and other structures in the interior of the eye during a retinal eye exam. The generated images can help detect and treat various serious eye conditions, including:
OCT uses technology similar to that of a CT scan. With the scattering of light, it rapidly scans the eye to create an accurate cross-section. Each layer of the retina can be evaluated, measured and compared to normal, healthy images of the retina.
The OCT eye exam takes about 10 to 20 minutes to perform, and usually requires dilation of the pupils.