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Advanced Disease Assessment

In addition to routine Optos retinal imaging, our practice is proud to now offer technology that allows for the early detection of ocular diseases that may impact patients of particularly high risk categories.  If you have any of the following risk factors in your medical history and are age 18 or older, our doctors strongly recommend an Advanced Ocular Disease Assessment at your visit. 

The cost for this assessment is $20.


Personal history glaucoma

Family history of glaucoma

History of high eye pressure

Retinal tears, holes or detachments

Usage of Plaquenil

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Personal history of macular disease

Family history of macular degeneration

Sudden change or recent loss in vision



What is included in an Ocular Disease Assessment?

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) -  a noninvasive imaging technology used to obtain high resolution cross-sectional images of the retina. The layers within the retina can be differentiated and retinal thickness can be measured to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of retinal diseases and conditions.


Fundus Autofluorescence (FAF)  - non-invasive imaging technology that has been developed over the past decade. The FAF images are obtained through the use of confocal laser scanning ophthalmoscopy (cSLO). It uses the fluorescent properties of lipofuscin to generate images that provide information beyond what is acquired by utilizing more conventional imaging methods of evaluating the retina.

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