The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Ophthalmic Imaging

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Ophthalmic Imaging is the use of specialist equipment to create detailed images to support the diagnosis and treatment of a range of eye conditions.

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Various common procedures carried out include;

Optical Coherence Tomography

A non-invasive diagnostic test which uses a low powered laser to scan and image the inner layers of the retina. OCT can help diagnose various eye diseases such as age related macular degeneration, macular oedema and glaucoma.

Fundus Fluorescein Angiography (FFA) and Indocyanine Green Angiography (ICG)

A process used to detect abnormalities in the retinal and choroidal layers of the inner eye. For more information on this specific procedure please see dedicated information leaflet;

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Fundus Photography

Using special cameras, ophthalmic imaging technicians are able to produce detailed photographs of the inside of the eye. This can help the diagnosis of an eye condition and keep an accurate record of any changes. Fundus photography is a non-invasive procedure, but dilation drops may have to be instilled to enlarge the pupils, this will be explained at the appointment.

Anterior Segment Photography

The outer areas of the eye may require photography to document changes and/or treatment to the eye lid, cornea, iris, lens and sclera. 

Corneal Topography and OCT

The imaging and mapping of the cornea. This can aid the clinician when diagnosing, planning, and recording conditions related to the cornea.

Further Information about all these procedures can be found in the ‘Ophthalmic Imaging- Information for patients’ leaflet.