At Lotus Vision in Alpharetta, our process involves the use of the most advanced technology for diagnosis and treatment of eye conditions, diseases, or vision correction. The latest generation of diagnostic technology allows us to see more within the eye structure. One of our advanced systems is called Ultra-Widefield (UWF) Retinal Imaging, a tool that offers some of the best results in retina repair Atlanta has available. What does this diagnostic tool mean for you?
About Ultra-Widefield Retinal Imaging
Older, traditional systems simply did not have the capacity to reveal the entire eye structure. With Ultra-Widefield Retinal Imaging, we are able to gain a far broader view of the retinal periphery, where many conditions or diseases often first appear. This advance system allows us to see deep within your eye structure and photo document the results, including each layer of the retina.
Our patients can see exactly what we see – and we feel it is important that each patient understands what is occurring with the eye and why a specific treatment is needed. Beyond the accuracy with which we can diagnose a condition, the test itself takes only a few seconds to perform – without the uncomfortable “flash.”
The images of your eye are digitally available on tablet in seconds so both our ophthalmologist and you, as the patient, can view the results of your test, and you can gain a greater understanding of what is occurring within your eye, and why treatment is necessary.
The retina is a critical part of your eye structure. It is the innermost of the three layers of the eyeball. This amazing natural structure is embedded with millions of light-sensitive cells of two types, rods and cones. These two types of cells perform different functions; the rods provide monochrome vision in low light, and the cones work to detect color and the fine details in your field of vision.
Your sharpest central vision is produced by a mass of cones in the center of the retina. When light enters these light-sensitive cells, they convert it into an electrical signal that is sent to your brain via the optic nerve. The brain translates the information provided in the signal into sight.
Benefits of Ultra-Widefield Retinal Imaging
The benefits of Ultra-Widefield Retinal Imaging include:
- Early detection of certain eye conditions and diseases
- A full assessment of your eye structure, beyond what was possible with traditional tests
- Detects diabetic retinopathy
- Detects retinal vein occlusions (blockages in the tiny veins that carry blood away from the retina)
- Detects uveitis (the mid-layer of the eye structure has become inflamed)
- Detects vasculitis (inflammation of the retinal vessels)
- Detects choroidal masses (e.g. - nevus, melanoma)
- Detects retinal tears and detachments
Why is Ultra-Widefield Retinal Imaging a Superior Test?
Understanding retinal disease has made significant strides with advent of Ultra-Widefield Retinal Imaging. Many eye conditions first appear on the outer periphery, and can be identified immediately for faster, more effective treatments. There is a significant correlation between pathological findings on the periphery of the eye and the advancement of the course of an eye disease or condition. We want our patient to have the most rapid and effective treatment possible, and this system is a superior method for an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment.
Healthy Vision and Quality of Life
At Lotus Vision, we help our patients with a range of vision problems, from the simple to the complex. Our goal is to assist each patient to maintain healthy eyes and clear eyesight for the long term. With the help of Ultra-Widefield Retinal Imaging, a groundbreaking advance in technology, we are better able to diagnose and treat any developing or ongoing eye health condition. Your quality of life is greatly affected by your clarity of vision, and early detection and intervention can mean saving your sight.
We provide our patients with the highest quality technology and cutting-edge treatments for a wide scope of eye conditions and illnesses, including retina repair in Atlanta. Come to Lotus Vision and experience our state-of-the-art imaging technology.