New Technology Revolutionizes The Way Eyecare Practices Analyze The Eye
Raleigh, NC -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/06/2015 -- Good Looks, a local optometric practice with a reputation throughout Raleigh for being both innovative and forward thinking in their patient care, has recently unveiled the newest addition to their office, the Nidek Fundus Camera. This cutting edge eyecare technology is a specialized low power microscope that includes an attached camera, and is used to take among the most accurate photos ever of the interior surface of the back of the eye, including the retina, macula, optic nerve, and the blood vessels in the back of the eye. This increases the likelihood of early detection of potentially harmful eye conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, hypertensive retinopathy, diabetic retinopathy and macular holes. Earlier detection means earlier treatment and, many times, a much better patient outcome.
When asked why this technology is especially helpful when maintaining his patients' eye and vision health, Dr. Kent Risk of Good Looks explains, "The ability to see fine details and monitor changes through year-to-year comparisons of a patient's eyes is key. It is also quick, painless, and allows views of the back of eye without the need for dilation, and has a special mode for enabling pictures to be taken even if the patient has small pupils, which in the past made it more difficult to get photos."
"This technology is especially important for those who don't like to have their eyes dilated," further explains Dr. Risk, "Dilating the eyes can be uncomfortable for some people, and in the past, if a person has chosen not to be dilated, it was very difficult to get a proper, accurate image of the back of their eye. With the Nidek, many such patients are happy that even if they do not choose to be dilated, a clear detailed picture of their retina can still be viewed."
Dr. Risk also appreciates the ability to take "baseline photos" with the Nidek, allowing for a year-to-year comparison of the back of any given patient's eyes. Dr. Risk comments, "The ability to have a baseline and compare images year to year is especially important since every person's eyes are slightly different, and having a baseline allows us to 'compare apples to apples' when assessing how a patients eyes change every year."
Dr. Risk and his associates at Good Looks recommend that each of their patients be screened with the new Nidek Fundus Camera so that they can have a baseline for assessing patient's eyes, but it is especially important for those who have eye diseases that require monitoring, systemic diseases that may cause ocular complications, children and those who choose not to be dilated.