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Measure: Retinal Digital Photography   #111500

Definition: A method to photograph (image) the retina, optic disc, macula, and posterior pole (i.e. the fundus) using a specialized lens system with a digital camera back.

Purpose: These images are necessary to document the status of the retina, optic nerve, retinal blood vessels, and macula. The photographs are used for documentation and for comparison from year to year for a subject and between subjects. Various eye diseases can be imaged with digital photography such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, macular degeneration, retinal detachment, hypertensive retinopathy, holes in the retina, as well as many other acquired and congenital eye conditions.




Keywords: Ocular, Eye, Retinal image, Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis, MESA

Measure Release Date: February 26, 2010

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