Today I went for my yearly eye exam -no problems just check-up thanks to my friend plaquenol.
After the usual tests my dr. suggested a digital imaging of my eye - since I'm on plaquenol my medical insurance would cover as my vision insurance wouldn't. Regardless the test is only $39.95 a bargain if it saves your eye sight!
The "photo" itself is painless and only takes a few seconds but the images created are amazing. She explained to me that prior to this digital imaging she could only see so much-in essence the top outer layer of the eye-but this tool alows her to see through 7 levels and detect damage from plaquenol,high blood pressure and diabetties etc.
This will allow for detection of damage 3-4 years sooner!
the imaging is starting to be used all over australia too.
i had it a few months ago......
they decided not to operate on my cateracts because of what the imaging showed.
it is a great advancement.
i reccommend asking for it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
VERY useful info Nial.
I got one of those last year, and the doc can "rotate" inside the eye (almost 3-D-ish), and look at all the little areas, including where the nerve and blood vessels enter in the back, which usually appears to be "blended" in 'normal' pix... Cool stuff, and my insurance happens to cover it.
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