Medical Retina

Retinal Examination

Medical Retina Examination | Philadelphia | Bala Cynwyd PAA healthy retina is essential to maintaining clear vision and overall function of the eye. A retinal exam, also known as an ophthalmoscopy or funduscopy, is the examination of the back of the eye, and includes the following:

  • Retina
  • Optic disc
  • Choroid

A retinal examination may be recommended if any potential retinal abnormalities were detected during a general eye exam, or for patients at a higher risk of developing retinal conditions such as:

  • Glaucoma
  • Macular degeneration
  • Retinal detachment
  • Diabetic Retinopathy

During a retinal exam and consultation, the doctor will perform a series of diagnostic procedures in order to evaluate the retina for any signs of disease or abnormalities. These tests may include:

  • Visual field test
  • Fluorescein angiography
  • Fundus photography

  • Slit-lamp examination
  • Direct and indirect examination
  • Optical Coherence Tomography

After the examination, the doctor will take the time to discuss the results of the exams, as well as any potential risks of retinal disease. Patient education and understanding is a top priority of our practice, as it often help patients achieve the most effective treatment as they know how to care for their condition.

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