In 2002 we acquired an advanced digital retinal imaging system. This retinal capture system has been subsequently upgraded and allows us to take extremely high definition images of the inside of the eye.
The value of this equipment is two-fold. First, it allows a large area of the retina to be visualised at once, reducing the chance that small but important detail is over-looked. Second, serial images can be used for accurate comparison, so that progression of some eye problems can be monitored closely.
This procedure is an option more and more patients choose as a means of enhancing their eye examination. It is not available through the NHS and therefore a small charge is levied. A number of our patients can testify to its value, where it has been involved in detection of their eye problem, and of course it can also be of some value in reassuring patients that their eye condition is stable.