New Retinal Equipment
Improved Retinal Care at Sydney Ophthalmic Specialists
We are very excited to announce the acquisition of a new Zeiss Visucam 500 Fundus camera at SOS. Having this technology available means we are now able to perform Fundus Fluorescein Angiography (FFA) in house in addition to capturing very detailed photos of the back of your eye. This allows us to confirm diagnosis, determine appropriate treatment and better manage an array of retinal conditions.
What Is a Fluorescein Angiography? Fundus Fluorescein Angiography is a common procedure that is performed to provide us with more information about the condition of the back of your eye. For this procedure we inject a small amount of yellow fluorescein dye into the bloodstream, through a vein in your hand or arm. The dye then travels to your eye where it highlights the blood vessels. We then use the fundus camera to capture images of these blood vessels.
Fluorescein angiography can be very useful in certain degenerative and inflammatory conditions. Such conditions include diabetic retinopathy, age related macular degeneration and central serous chorioretinopathy. It can also diagnose central and branch retinal vein and artery occlusions, cystoid macular edema, hypertensive retinopathy and choroidal tumors.
Dr Daniel Polya is our resident retinal specialist and attends to several retinal clinics each month in our Macquarie Street rooms. To book an appointment please contact us on (02) 9241 2913