What to Expect

Photography

Digital photographs with various types of cameras will be taken to document the specified eye condition. Be aware that documentation usually includes both eyes. Please note that this may happen before or after your initial examination.

 

Special cameras will document various parts of the eye:
Fundus Camera – Magnified photographs of the retina.
OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) – Scan to see the layers of the retina.
IVFA (Intravenous Fluorescein Angiography) – Dye test for the retinal vessels.
ICG (Indocyanine Green Angiography) – Dye test for the choroidal vessels.

 

Special cameras will document the front of the eye including:
Slit Lamp Camera – Magnified photographs of the anterior portion of the eye.
OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) – Cross-sectional scan of the front structures of the eye.
External Photographs – Photographs taken with a traditional camera.

 

Ultrasound
Posterior ultrasound documents the back of the eye.
Anterior ultrasound documents the front of the eye.