Retinal Imaging has advanced a lot in recent years, leading to improved eye care and other benefits. With improved retinal imaging, it’s possible for ophthalmologists to better manage and treat retinal conditions. Dr. Amir Reza Hajrasouliha, a leading ophthalmologist, is going to share some of the most recent developments in retinal imaging.
“We’ve seen a lot of improvements in retinal imaging over the years,” Dr. Amir Reza Hajrasouliha argues. “The technology available to eye doctors now is much more advanced than when I started medical school. That’s great news, and recent developments have been promising.”
Unfortunately, over a million Americans are blind and over four million suffer from permanent vision impairment. Each year, more people suffer blindness and vision impairment but retinal imaging developments will help. Dr. Amir Reza Hajrasouliha believes improved retinal imaging will aid doctors in treating eye conditions.
“Improved retina imaging will improve timely diagnosis and improve treatment for patients,” Dr. Amir Reza Hajrasouliha says. “We’ll have a better idea of what’s going on with the eye and thus will be able to deliver better treatment.”
Dr. Amir Reza Hajrasouliha Looks at Technology Advancements in Retina Imaging
As retinal imaging improves, doctors will be in a better position to treat patients, Dr. Amir Reza Hajrasouliha believes.
“Fundus photography is the oldest form of retinal imaging,” Dr. Amir Reza Hajrasouliha notes. “It’s come a long way over the years, however, and we can now use modern cameras to take higher quality images with wide-field imaging. This helps eye ophthalmologists a lot to document the changes, and examine difficult patients like the pediatric population.”
The National Eye Institute has set what it calls “Audacious Goals” to improve noninvasive imaging. The Institute funded several projects and now some of the technologies and breakthroughs are making their way to the public. Dr. Amir Reza Hajrasouliha has been following these developments.
“A lot of researchers at a wide variety of institutions and universities have made breakthroughs, “ Dr. Amir Reza Hajrasouliha points out. “The National Eye Institute has funded several projects that are bearing fruit. We’re seeing improvements in resolution and methodologies, for example, non-invasive imaging of the vasculature in the retina.”
One important area of imaging is microscopic imaging. This allows doctors to see the eye up close, examining cells, and the like. This can help ophthalmologists diagnose problems at the cellular level.
“Breakthroughs in optical coherence tomography imaging are exceptionally promising,” Dr. Amir Reza Hajrasouliha argues. “The more we can see at the cellular level, the more we can understand about how the eye is functioning and what problems might be present.”
Ultimately, new technologies give ophthalmologists like Dr. Amir Reza Hajrasouliha more tools in the toolbox. This will lead to better outcomes for patients.
“I’ll continue to keep an eye on retina imaging technology. These technologies are vital for ophthalmologists and will lead to better treatment and outcomes for patients.”
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