The retina is the photosensitive layer of nerve cells (rods and cones) at the back of the eye that converts light rays into electrical impulses. These impulses travel along the optic nerve to the brain where they are turned into images. A good, healthy retina provides good, clear vision.
Because of its position at the back of the eye, if there is a problem with your retina it could sometimes be quite difficult for us to get a good view of it – until now!
Our fundus camera allows us to take a detailed photograph of your retina, which can help us to more easily identify any areas of concern. And because these pictures are digitally stored, we can identify any changes in the appearance of the retina from one visit to the next. Of course, if necessary we can also then further investigate potential retinal problems with our state-of-the-art OCT scanner, which provides a three-dimensional cross sectional view of your retina.