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A common misconception is that all eye exams are created equal. Unlike big box stores and many retail-focused shops, Eye-deology Vision Care invests in the modern technologies, like Wide Angle Retinal Photography, required to provide state-of-the-art comprehensive eye exams and eye care. Why is this important? Because advanced technologies, like retinal photography, enable our Edmonton optometrists to see more and promote the early detection of eye diseases that can cause irreversible vision loss. Like how dentists use x-rays, gynecologists use ultrasounds, and neurosurgeons use an MRI, our optometrists use technologies such as wide-angle retinal photography and OCT to provide the best possible care to patients.

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Wide Angle Retinal Photography is an advanced imaging technique used to capture comprehensive images of the retina, the light-sensitive layer at the back of the eye. Unlike standard retinal imaging, wide angle retinal photography can capture up to 200 degrees of the retina in a single image, providing a much broader view. This allows our optometrists to examine peripheral areas of the retina that are not easily seen with traditional methods, making it a crucial tool for comprehensive eye care and the early detection of eye disease.

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Retinal photography is essential for maintaining optimal eye health, especially if you are at risk for certain eye conditions. Early detection of retinal issues allows for timely intervention, which can prevent or minimize vision loss. Regular retinal photography can also monitor the progression of existing eye conditions, ensuring that treatment plans are effective and adjusted as necessary.

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Wide Angle Retinal Photography is instrumental in diagnosing and managing a variety of eye conditions. Some of the common conditions retinal photgraphy can help identify include:

  • Diabetic Retinopathy. Diabetic Retinopathy is a condition affects the blood vessels in the retina and is common in people with diabetes. Early detection through retinal photography can prevent severe vision loss.
  • Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD). Retinal photography helps in detecting early signs of AMD, which affects the central vision and can lead to blindness if untreated.
  • Glaucoma. his disease damages the optic nerve and can lead to vision loss. Retinal photography can identify changes in the optic nerve indicative of glaucoma.
  • Retinal Detachment. This serious condition occurs when the retina separates from the underlying tissue. Early detection of a Retinal Detachment is is crucial for effective treatment.
  • Hypertensive Retinopathy. High blood pressure can damage the retinal blood vessels. Retinal photography can detect signs of this condition, allowing for timely intervention.
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During a retinal photography session, the patient is seated in front of the retinal camera. The procedure is quick, painless, and non-invasive. The patient will be asked to place their chin on a rest and focus on a target. The camera then takes high-resolution images of the retina using a flash of light. The entire process takes only a few minutes, and the images are immediately available for the optometrist to review. These detailed images help the optometrist assess the overall health of the retina and identify any abnormalities.

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Wide angle retinal photography and fundus photography differ primarily in the scope and detail of the images they capture. Fundus photography typically captures up to 45 degrees of the central retina, focusing on the macula and optic nerve head, which are crucial areas but represent only a small portion of the retina. In contrast, wide angle retinal photography can capture up to 200 degrees of the retina in a single image. This extensive coverage includes the peripheral regions, which are often the sites of early signs of various retinal conditions. As a result, wide angle retinal photography provides a more comprehensive view of the retina, enabling earlier detection and more thorough monitoring of eye health. This broader perspective is particularly valuable for diagnosing and managing conditions that might be missed with the limited scope of fundus photography.

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At our Edmonton optometry clinic, we believe in providing the highest standard of eye care. That's why we include retinal photography in every eye exam. The advanced imaging technology of wide angle retinal photography allows us to detect and diagnose eye conditions at their earliest stages, even before symptoms appear. This proactive approach ensures that we can offer timely and effective treatments, preserving your vision and maintaining your eye health. By incorporating retinal photography into our comprehensive eye exams, we are committed to delivering comprehensive eye care that keeps your eyes healthy and your vision clear.

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No, not at all. Retinal photography is a quick and painless procedure, just like having your photo taken.

Retinal photography is for individuals of every age because eye disease and systemic disease, like cancer, can occur at any age.

3D OCT is a brand label and marketing gimmic. The 3D experience/effect is manufactured by providing both the fundus photography (e.g., top of the cake) and OCT image (e.g., layers of the cake) on the screen at the same time. An OCT, by itself, does not produce 3D imagery.

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Searching for an optometrist in Edmonton? Our experienced Edmonton eye doctors use advanced modern technologies and devote upwards of 500% more time towards providing personalized patient care than elsewhere so that they can see more and ensure that you may never see less. Position yourself to see the future with a visit to our eye clinic and Edmonton's best eye care!

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Dr. Jennifer Ash is the Resident Optometrist at Eye-deology Vision Care. Dr. Ash provides patient care 5 days a week. Read more about Dr. Ash.

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Dr. Ruhee Kurji is an Associate Optometrist at Eye-deology Vision Care. Dr. Kurji provides patient care Tuesdays & Fridays. Read more about Dr. Kurji.

Doctor Jade McLachlin, Eye Doctor (Edmonton)

Dr. Jade McLachlin is an Associate Optometrist at Eye-deology Vision Care. Dr. McLachlin provides patient care 5 days a week. Read more about Dr. McLachlin.

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