Dr. Sloan is concerned about the retinal diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal detachments and diabetic retinopathy, all which can lead to partial loss of vision or blindness. Additionally, systemic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be detected with a retinal examination. Eye exams with retinal evaluations can help you safeguard both your eyesight and general health.
The Optomap Retinal Imaging procedure is painless and only takes a quarter of a second. In most cases the Optomap procedure eliminates the need to be dilated. It allows us to thoroughly evaluate your internal eye health with dramatically improved precision that includes a depth in the retina not seen with regular dilation. Dr. Sloan strongly recommends that all patients have this procedure performed annually. It is especially important for people who have or have a family history of having:
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
- Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration and/or Retinal Detachments