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This page has information about Ophthalmic Imaging.
Ophthalmic Imaging helps specialists find out about the problems with your eyes and how to best manage them.
Ophthalmic Imaging is a highly specialised field of Ophthalmology. It provides diagnostic procedures to aid clinicians in both the diagnosis and management of a wide variety of eye conditions.
The wide range of rapidly developing instruments and techniques makes for an improved diagnostic service. We are constantly pushing the boundaries of medical knowledge and the understanding of how eye diseases respond to specialised treatment.
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The department has the most up to date instruments available, allowing the staff to produce more in depth imaging using a variety of lasers and light. This technology also ensures we can offer an improved patient experience in terms of both the procedures themselves and also how long patients spend in the department.
All Ophthalmic Imaging procedures are performed as out-patient appointments.
Colour Fundus Imaging
This isn’t as scary as it perhaps sounds. The ‘fundus’ is another word for the retina, and so it simply means to capture colour images of the retina.
Many people may have come across this form of imaging in a simpler version at their own opticians, however the cameras in use with the Ophthalmic Imaging allow a far wider range of specialised images including 3D photographs.
We offer two forms of Angiography - Fluorescein and ICG. The aim of these procedures is to show the circulation within the blood vessels in the eye.
An angiograph requires the injection of a contrast media (a dye) into the patient’s arm from where it passes through all blood vessels in the body. These dyes will reach the eye within about 15 seconds. It’s not uncommon for patients undergoing these procedures to be on their way home within the hour.
Once the procedure is completed your ophthalmic clinician will review the images and talk you through the findings and any treatment plan.