With an essential role in the diagnosis and documentation of many eye diseases, retinal imaging technology is frequently utilized by ophthalmologists when performing an eye examination. For decades, the traditional mydriatic fundus camera has been the mainstay of retinal imaging.
Depending on its specific features and configuration, a mydriatic fundus camera can be used for many different applications, such as monochromatic and color photography, fluorescein angiography (FA), indocyanine green (ICG) angiography and fundus autofluorescence. In order to obtain the best-quality images, the patient’s pupils must be pharmacologically dilated beforehand in order to enlarge the field of view of the fundus. After dilating the patient’s pupils with eye drops, the practitioner is able to thoroughly assess the patient’s retina, optic nerve head, blood vessels and other structures.
Why Choose a Mydriatic Fundus Camera?
Although a non-mydriatic fundus camera can increase eye exam efficiency by eliminating the need for pupil dilation and bright lights, a mydriatic fundus camera remains the instrument of choice for stereo photography and is required for many clinical trial protocols. Moreover, some experts maintain that a dilated fundus examination is more effective for evaluating internal ocular health than a non-dilated fundus examination.
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