A comprehensive retinal examination can not only detect signs of eye diseases but also conditions that affect your overall health. High blood pressure can be shown in the eye by Hypertensive Retinopathy, diabetes by Diabetic Retinopathy, tumors and cancers by swelling of the optic nerve, and a whole host of other conditions. Today, in fact, Dr. Brill detected a retinal detachment in a patient who had been checked regularly by a surgeon in another practice but who missed this sight-threatening disorder.
Thanks to the newest LASER based Optomap Retinal Scan, the retinal detachment was very obvious compared to a traditional dilated retinal manual examination. The digital map was created in a fraction of a second without dilation (avoiding hours of blurred vision and sensitivity to light) and without anything touching the eye! Drs. Brill and Pingel will explain in detail the photo of the inside of your eye at your next examination. For more information, see our Certified Optomap technicians or pick up a brochure in our office.