In order to detect eye diseases at an early stage, preventive screenings are important for your eye health. There are many patients who should have ophthalmologist prevention and early detection.
Prevention for your eyes – why it is so important for your vision
Unfortunately, many eye diseases remain undetected at first. If stronger visual restrictions and palpable visual strains set in, the disease has often made significant progress which makes a therapeutic success less likely compared to an early diagnosis.
The sooner eye diseases are detected and treated, the bigger the success of treatment and therapy.
Especially at high age, as a risk patient, or with a defective vision, it is crucial to pay special attention to the eye’s functionality and to maintain the important sensory function of vision.
At our practice in the heart of Düsseldorf, we are at your service with the most up-to-date technical equipment and with all of our expertise, ready to answer all your questions about ophthalmological prevention.
Elements of eye prevention at our practice
- First, the patient’s visual acuity with ideal correction is determined.
- A check for a change of glasses is performed. Then, we have a look at your eyes with a slit-lamp.
- In the following, the intra-ocular pressure is measured.
- A full preventive examination provides also an examination of the retina, the optic nerve, and the macula.
- This is done at our ophthalmic practice with state-of-the-art technology, for example with our OCT device (Optical coherence tomography) for macula and optic nerve inspection, and by wide-angle photography of the retina (Optos).
Dilation of the pupils
Retinal examination with photographic devices (OCT + Optos) can be done without dilation of the pupils.
If need be, and at special risk situations, like severe short-sightedness or with special symptoms like seeing flashes, indicating a retinal problem, a dilation of the pupils with eye drops is imperative so the retina can be examined in-depth.