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In treating any disease, it is important to keep exact records of changes in the condition over time. For eye diseases, often the best way to do this is with photographs of the inner structures of the eye. Ocular photography uses special equipment to capture images of the retina, the vitreous and the optic nerve. These photographs help physicians keep tabs on glaucoma, macular degeneration and other conditions.
First, the patient’s pupils are dilated with medicated eyedrops. Images of the eye are then captured using a special digital camera mounted on a microscope. The whole procedure takes about 10 minutes. Every procedure is performed by one of the Eye Institute’s ocular photographers.
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