Fundus Photography (also called Fundography) is the creation of a photograph of the interior surface of your eye, including the retina, optic disc, macula, blood vessels, and fundus. Fundus photography is used by your ophthalmologist or optometrist to help diagnose and monitor disease progression.
Fundus Photography is a highly specialized form of medical imaging, therefore pictures cannot be taken with a regular camera. We use a specialized camera mounted onto a microscope that contains special lenses and mirrors to give the photographer detailed images of the inside of your eye.
How is the procedure done?
In order for the camera to capture the best possible images, your eyes will be dilated before the pictures are taken. Dilation is important as your pupils will naturally constrict against the bright flashes of the camera. You will then be asked to stare at a fixation point to help keep your eyes still, and will experience a series of bright flashes as the photographer takes the pictures. The whole process takes approximately 5-10 minutes.
Are there any side effects?
Fundus photography is a safe, non-invasive diagnostic tool used to detect and manage eye disease with little to no side effects. Any discomfort associated with the camera flash fades as soon as the photographer finishes. You can expect the dilation to wear off in 3-4 hours.
We at Georgia Ophthalmologists are committed to treating the total visual needs of our patients. Fundus Photography is one of the many available tools we will use to ensure you receive the best ophthalmic care possible at our practice. If you have any questions regarding Fundus Photography, please feel free to contact us anytime.