Digital Ophthalmic Photography

Digital Ophthalmic Photography

Ophthalmic photography is a highly specialized form of medical imaging dedicated to the study and treatment of disorders of the eye. Through the use of our highly specialized digital photographic cameras and equipment we can document parts of the eye like the cornea, iris, and retina.  The retina is the "film" of the eye. Images passing through the clear structures of the cornea and lens are focused there to give us our sight. Special instruments called fundus cameras, used by our skilled photographer, Michel Mehu, can document the condition of this anatomical structure.

When fundus photography is performed after the injection of a fluorescent dye into the bloodstream via a vein in the patient's arm, the procedure is called Fluorescein Angiography. With special colored filters, only the dye is photographed as it travels through the vessels in the retina. These studies, performed by our ophthalmic photographer and interpreted by your ophthalmologist, may be used in differentiating one retinal disease from another and in determining appropriate courses of treatment.

A horizontally mounted microscope, coupled with special illumination devices is used to photograph the cornea. This photo slitlamp produces high magnification views of disorders that would be impossible to observe with the naked eye.