Optomap® Retinal Imaging Examinations at Prescott Valley Eye Care
Here at Prescott Valley Eye Care, our optometrists, Dr. Brian J. Courtright, O.D. is proud to be able to provide you with the latest digital imaging technology.
The Optos Advantage
The Optomap® ultra-wide digital imaging device by Optos takes high-resolution images of the retina and the macula. Each image can capture up to 80 percent of the retina, making it easier to diagnose eye diseases.
The images from the Optomap® can also be saved on the computer system and emailed to other medical professionals, if needed. When you come in for future visits, your previous images can be compared to your current images to help give you better eye care.
Diseases Detected with the Optomap®
The images taken by the Optomap® are able to tell us if you have a detached retina, diabetic retinopathy or another diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration. Dr. Courtright states that “in the last year of using the Optomap, I have found over 20 retinal detachments that may have been missed by conventional examination.” Since images can be stored in your digital eye care file, our optometrists are able to compare past images with your current images in order to provide you with timely eye disease management. If your eye ailment has improved, your treatment program would likely not be changed, but if your eye ailment has gotten worse, our optometrists may recommend additional treatments.
Eye Disease Diagnosis and Management with a Prescott Eye Exam that Includes Optomap® Digital Imaging
Our comprehensive Prescott eye exam includes digital images taken with the Optomap®, which is useful for providing timely eye disease diagnosis and management. If we find problems with the health of your eye, our optometrists will devise a program for monitoring and treatment.
Monitoring any diseases or problems we find may include visiting our eye clinic more often. Your treatment program will depend on your particular eye disease. Diabetic retinopathy involves monitoring and keeping your blood sugar within the healthy ranges and visiting your family doctor for follow-up care in addition to additional check-ups by our optometrists.
Cataracts eventually require surgery. The Optomap® can be used to keep track of the size of your cataract, and vision exams can determine the impact of the cataract on your sight. Once a certain threshold has been reached, we will refer you to an eye surgeon.
Glaucoma is initially treated with eye drops to help lower the pressure in your eye. The Optomap® is used to determine if your optic nerve is getting damaged by the increase in pressure.
The Optomap® is also used to keep track of age-related macular degeneration. AMD is typically treated with vitamin supplements in the early and intermediate stages. Advanced AMD can be treated with intraocular injections, laser treatments and laser surgery.
Visit Our Optometrist Today!
The easiest way to prevent eye diseases from progressing is early prevention. Schedule an appointment with our Prescott Valley optometrist today to ensure your eyes are healthy and your vision stays sharp. Dr. Courtright proudly serves Prescott Valley, Prescott, Dewey-Humboldt, Chino Valley, Paulden, Ash Fork, Mayer, Cordes Junction and the surrounding area.