Fundus photography

Fundus photography involves a retinal camera designed to photograph the back and interior surface of the eye.

An optometrist may order fundus photography to diagnose or treat the following eye diseases:

  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic retinopathy, such as Macular Edema and Microaneurysms
  • Hypertensive retinopathy, which is an eye complication in people with high blood pressure
  • Optic atrophy, which is eye nerve damage
  • Papilledema, which is the swelling of the eye nerve
  • Eye cancer
  • Retinoblastoma, which is a tumour inside the eye
  • Colour vision deficiencies
  • Congenital glaucoma
  • Congenital rubella
  • Congenital anomalies

There are several benefits to fundus photography, some of which include:

  • It is easier to see the retina’s details with fundus photography than directly looking at the eye.
  • It provides a bird’s eye view of the layers on the retina so that an eye doctor can make an accurate diagnosis.
  • It allows for early and accurate detection of eye diseases, especially in diabetes or high blood pressure patie