Dr. Cohn: “New Optomap Will Revolutionize How We See the Retina”
Potomac, MD -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/21/2015 -- Dr. Rachel Cohn of Wink Eye Care Boutique, a local Potomac eye care clinic with a community reputation for high-tech, patient-focused eye care, proudly introduced, this week, the latest cutting edge technology in retinal imaging, OPTOS Optomap technology.
"The Optomap is used to obtain an ultra-widefield digital image of the retina without the need for dilation drops. A low powered scanning laser is used to capture the image," explains Dr. Cohn, "It captures more than 80% of your retina in one panoramic image, making it easier than ever before to detect early signs of structural change or disease, including glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy."
Before the Optomap Retinal Exam, Dr. Cohn had to rely on dilating eye drops to get the full, complete view of the retina that was needed to conduct a thorough eye health evaluation. Patients often reported that dilated eye examinations were uncomfortable for them, and the side effects of the drops would usually last for several hours. By having a digital image taken, the patient does not have to suffer from any side effects, and the images can be compared to one another year after year, allowing Dr. Cohn to catch and diagnose eye disease at their earliest, and most treatable stages.
Dr. Cohn recommends that every one of her patients receive an Optomap exam, "The quality and amount of information contained in this scan is of extremely high value. Most eye diseases are not detectable by the patient at their earliest stages, but if a person notices any sudden loss of vision, flashing lights, or new floaters, a comprehensive eye exam combined with an Optomap scan would be a very good idea."
The OPTOS Optomap also puts a noticeable focus on maximizing patient convenience and eliminating patient discomfort. Nothing touches the patient's eye at any time, making it suitable and comfortable for all ages. Dr. Cohn describes the patient experience, "The patient simply looks into the instrument for a green light with a red ring around it. Once the patient is in the correct position, the patient will experience a flash as the image is taken. The test takes only seconds."