New patient evaluations can take up to 2 hours. Your eyes will be dilated and we recommend you bring a driver to your visit. Your initial visit will consist of a thorough dilated eye examination to evaluate the entire retina. You may undergo one or more additional tests including scleral depression, OCT scan, fluorescein angiography, ultrasound, or visual field testing. Click on the link below for more information about these tests. Some of these tests will be done at the initial visit, others will need to be scheduled on a separate visit.
A fluorescein angiogram is an imaging study which allows the doctor to evaluate the circulation, or blood flow, in the retina. This is important in confirming the diagnosis as well as guiding treatment. A fluorescein angiogram is safe and is performed in the office. A small amount of an organic dye… READ MORE