At Denham Opticians we have invested in a state of the art Retinal Camera, called the DRS, it allows us to instantaneously image the Retina located at the back of the eye.
It's the new frontier of non-mydriatic, digital retinal imaging. In other words, we do not need to put any drops into the patient’s eyes yet are still able to obtain fantastic photographs.
Thanks to its fully automated operation, DRS require minimal operator setup.
Its compact, ergonomic design and low power flash help ensure patient comfort.
It supports single- or multi-field acquisition protocols, providing seven different, standardized, 45° fields which means we see more of the retina in less time and discomfort. DRS sense’s the patient, self-aligns to the target eye, focuses the retina, adjusts level and captures the image in less than 30 seconds. These images can then be assessed by the Optometrist to determine any potential problems.
This technology allows the images to be kept on Record so that on subsequent visits the images can be compared, to discover even very subtle changes making early detection of potential problems easier.
One of the major benefits from using the camera is for use with diabetics. Diabetic retinopathy is one of the most common eye diseases and a leading cause of blindness worldwide. Poorly controlled diabetes causes damage to the small blood vessels in the retina. You may not detect any symptoms, but as the damage to small blood vessels progresses, blindness is possible. If problems are detected, you will be referred to an ophthalmologist.
The screening using the camera takes less than one minute and is completely painless. Your pupils won’t even need to be dilated. The test can be performed during your regular yearly check-up appointment.