​​Diagnostics & Testing

Diagnostics & Testing

A number of non-invasive diagnostic imaging tests may be used to assess your retina at your appointment. Your doctor will use these pictures to guide treatment and monitor the health of your retina.

Retinal (Fundus) Photography

This test uses low-powered lasers to take a digital picture of your retina. The light produced by the lasers enters your eye through the pupil. As the light passes through to the retina, images are collected by a machine which creates a detailed color picture.

Optical Coherence Tomography

This test is an excellent technique for capturing precise microscopic images of the retina of many retinal disorders including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, macular hole and epiretinal membrane.

Fluorescein Angiography

This test uses a dye that is injected into a vein in your arm to cause blood vessels in the retina to stand out under a special light. This helps to exactly identify abnormal, leaky, or new blood vessels in the back of the eye.