Optomap® Retinal Exam 

Dr. Ellen Merkin utilizes the latest in technology during comprehensive eye exams to provide patients with expert eye care, including Optomap® Retinal Exams.

Optomap® Retinal Exam

Many eye problems can develop without warning and progress with no symptoms.

Early on, you might not notice any change in your vision. However, diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, as well as other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure, can often be detected with a thorough exam of the retina.

The Optomap® is a digital image of the retina produced by Optos scanning laser technology. It is currently the only technology that can capture an 82 percent view of the retina at one time. 

The retina is the part of your eye that catches the image of what you’re looking at, similar to film in a camera. When an eye doctor examines your retina, they gain valuable insights about your eye health and the possible presence of eye disease. 

Capturing an Optomap® image is a quick and painless process. No equipment touches your eye, making it suitable for individuals of all ages, including children.

You will begin by looking into the imaging device one eye at a time. You will then see a flash of light, which lets you know that the image has been taken. Because the image is available right away, you will have the opportunity to review and discuss your Optomap® images with Dr. Merkin at the time of your eye exam. She will note any areas of concern.

A record of the image will also be kept in your medical file, allowing for easy comparisons between images if potential issues arise at future exams.

An Optomap® retinal exam provides the following:   

  • A scan to confirm a healthy eye or detect the presence of disease
  • Early detection of various eye diseases that, if left unchecked, may lead to vision loss  
  • An overview or map of the retina that provides a detailed view to your doctor  

Your eye health is Dr. Ellen Merkin’s top priority. The ultra-wide field Optomap will help Dr. Merkin detect problems more quickly and easily. 

Call 702-363-7372 to book an appointment with Dr. Ellen Merkin and ask us about the Optomap Retinal Exam.