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Comprehensive Eye Exams
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THE OPTOMAP RETINAL EXAM
A comprehensive eye exam including a thorough retinal exam, can detect early signs of numerous diseases that affect not only your eyes and your sight, but also your overall health. The Optomap Retinal Exam helps Dr. Hefner identify abnormalities that could indicate the onset of a number of diseases that often present first in the retina. In these instances, individuals typically do not experience any pain or outward symptoms.
Melanomas can grow undetetected within the retina. If discovered early, these masses can be treated before they cause serious damage and spread to other areas of the body through the bloodstream.
HYPERTENSION (HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE)
Often the first indicators of high blood pressure, compromised blood vessels, appear in the retina and may signify increased pressure in the blood vessels throughout your body.
AGE RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION (AMD)
Caused by changes in the retina due to the body’s aging process, AMD blurs the sharp, central vision.
RETINAL DETACHMENT (RD)
When the retina detaches, it is lifted or pulled from the wall of the eye and, if not properly treated, can cause permanent vision loss.
Excess fluids within the eye elevate the intraocular pressure, which pushes against the optic nerve and can cause permanent vision loss.
DIABETIC RETINOPATHY (DR)
A leading cause of blindness, DR occurs when diabetes damages the tiny blood vessels inside the retina. For more information, visit www.optos.com