Fundus photography involves photographing the back of an eye; also known as the fundus. Specialized fundus cameras consisting of an intricate microscope attached to a flash enabled camera are used in fundus photography. The main structures that can be visualized on a fundus photo are the central and peripheral retina, optic disc and macula. Fundus photography can be performed with colored filters, or with specialized dyes including fluorescein and indocyanine green.
Required for follow up of:
- choroidal nevi
- diabetic retinopathy
- optic nerve in glaucoma patients
The exam lasts a few minutes per eye.