Eye Information & Conditions

For more information of common eye health issues and conditions please see www.lookafteryoureyes.org

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Ulta-wideview retinal imaging (to view and compare the appearance of the retinal surface) and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) to examine the inner layers of the retina are available at this Practice.

Age related Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD): ARMD causes the gradual breakdown of the macula (the central portion of the retina) at the back of the eye. OCT scans can identify this condition, its type (wet or dry) and monitor for progress. This ensures that the patient is referred for treatment at the appropriate time and with appropriate urgency. optos and OCT scans can also identify other retinal conditions including detachment, oedema and holes.

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Glaucoma: glaucoma damages the optic nerve and is present in  more than 2% of people over the age of 40 years. It is best detected by examination with a slit-lamp microscope and 3D lens, sensitive visual field testing, eye pressure measurement, pachymetry (corneal thickness measurement), tonometry (eye pressure measurement) and OCT scans of the optic nerve. All of these tests are availablke in this Practice.

Vitreous detachment: As people get older the vitreous jelly that takes up the space in the eyeball can change. It can become less firm and move away from the retina (at the back of the eye). In some cases this causes pulling of the retina and a retinal tear which needs prompt treatment. A thorough eye examination and OCT scan can detect these changes.

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Images from our optos and OCT scanners:

Normal retina 

normal fundus sally

optomap ultra-wideview image

healthy retina optomap

Normal retina (OCT thickness map)

normal thickness map

Healthy retina (OCT b-scan)

sally b scan

Macular hole

Guilford A mac hole

 'Wet' macular degeneration

Hart John asymptomatic amd b scan

Retinal swelling (Central Serous Retinopathy)


kerr csr thickness map 

kerr csr

 Normal anterior chamber angle

Giles M normal aca

Narrow anterior chamber angle

Death Suzanne narrow aca

Choroidal folds

Howard J choroidal folds



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