We have invested in advanced technology called

retinal camera / fundus camera that allows our eye doctors to diagnose diseases and determine the health of the retina.

Retinal Camera/Fundus Camera

Learn why fundus photography is important, and how it can be used to detect eye pathologies earlier in diabetic patients and others and prevent blindness.

What is a fundus camera?

It is estimated that the fundus camera has saved the lives of over 108,000 people since its inception. It is a quick, noninvasive technology that allows optometrists, ophthalmologists, and other healthcare providers to diagnose diseases and determine the health of the retina. A fundus camera has many benefits for both physicians and the patient. By monitoring the progression of diseases over time, a retinal camera allows your eye doctor to develop better management plans and have earlier detection of vision threatening conditions.

What is a fundus camera used for?

Fundus cameras are great tools for eye doctors since they give them great information about the retina, blood vessels, and the interior portion of the eye, including the optic nerve and macula. Furthermore, the fundus camera can also show the anatomy of your eye.
Fundus cameras are especially important for eye diseases that can lead to permanent vision loss such as:
  • Glaucoma (increased pressure in the eyes that causes nerve damage over time)
  • Macular edema (swelling in the central part of the interior of the eye)
  • Macular degeneration (deterioration of the macula)
  • Diabetic retinopathy (bursting of the blood vessels in the eye)
  • Papilledema (swelling of the optic nerve due to increased pressure in the brain)
  • Retinal tears (when the vitreous separates from the retina and breaks the tissue)
  • Retinal detachment (when the retina moves away from the tissues that supply it with oxygen and nutrients)
  • Hypertensive retinopathy  (occurs after a patient’s blood pressure has remained high for a long period of time)
  • Optic atrophy (occurs when the optic nerve is damaged)

If there are any diseases or disorders, it allows your eye care provider to explain that disorder to you, and you are able to understand it more easily because there is a picture available. Having images is also important as it allows your eye doctor to establish a baseline of your eye and identify changes as you age.

Diabetes or diabetic retinopathy

Glaucoma

Retinal Detachment

Age Related Macular Degeneration

What are the benefits of a retinal camera?

Retinal camera has the following advantages:
  • An easy-to-master technique
  • Comparable to ophthalmoscopy, it allows you to observe a larger retinal field at a time
  • Dilation is not necessary, making it less invasive than traditional methods
  • Compliance by patients is high
  • The doctor can save and use an image at a later date.
  • By monitoring the progression of diseases over time, better management plans can be developed
  • Various filters and dyes are available to allow for different types of tests

What role does fundus cameras play in preventing blindness?

Fundus camera helps identify diabetic retinopathy which is the leading preventative cause of blindness among adults of working age in the United States.
The fundus camera has saved the lives of over 108,000 people since its inception. Retinal/fundus photography has a gradability rate of 92-95%, making it one of the most effective ways to prevent preventable blindness caused by diabetic retinopathy

Retinal photography at Amplify EyeCare of Greater Long Beach

A fundus camera is one of the cutting-edge technologies available at Amplify EyeCare of Greater Long Beach. Among other diseases, this device can prevent blindness that occurs due to diabetic retinopathy. Therefore, if you or a loved one is diabetic, come in for an eye exam so that we can use this device and determine whether your condition is progressing and could cause blindness. Patients searching for advanced medical eye care visit our clinic from all over California, and we are proud to be a leading provider of medical eye care services for patients from Bellflower, Long Beach, Lakewood, and Los Angeles.If you are interested in scheduling an eye exam, please contact (562) 925-6591.

Frequently asked questions

Is it covered by insurance?

While insurance plans provide basic vision or eye health coverage, they do not currently include this advanced diagnostic testing. However, if your doctor determines digital retinal photographs are medically necessary, we will file this service through your medical insurance carrier.

Testimonials


I haven't actually used the optometrist side, so my review is limited to the vision therapy offered.  This office was recommended by my occupational therapist for the treatment of my double vision following a stroke.


Claire A.

Love this location. I had a brain injury accident from day one one. All the team make you feel you still important and hope in the horizon after when the medical system fell you miserably. Dr. Ikeda very professional and very understanding about your issue. Two tombs up.


Jim K.

My husband and I were immediately impressed with Dr Ikeda. I was hit by a car while cycling which caused broken bones and three brain injuries. The brain injuries caused double vision. Dr. Ikeda examined my eyes and got me started on vision therapy with his occupational therapist who specializes in vision therapy.  She (Chris) is absolutely great.  I am impressed with the array of tools used to help recover my binocular vision.  I am doing things I never thought were possible (balance boards etc).  Chris pushes me and keeps me motivated. I really enjoy my sessions with her.  The office staff is always friendly and they have a wonderful appointment reminder tool that makes it easy to keep my calendar up to date. I am happy the rehab center at Little Co. of Mary recommended them!!


Teresa S.

The Vision Therapy is handled in a separate office through a different door from the shared waiting room. Chris, the vision therapist, has a wide and varied assortment of tools, equipment and resources to best evaluate and treat most vision issues. After just a few visits, my double vision became easier to control, using exercises developed during the therapy process. It was time well-spent.


Joe M.

I have been coming here since I can remember. I love it here. The staff is so amazing and nice. They explain everything they gonna do and never make you feel rushed. Dr. Ikeda has always been my doctor and I would never want another one. He is the doctor for my whole family and is always asking how everyone is doing. I am also so crazy about picking out my frames and have to try so many and each person who helps me take the time and lets me try them all on. I would never want to go anywhere else! I definitely would recommend this office to anyone looking for a great eye doctor.


Kayla W.

This is not for the eye exam but for the frames selection portion. I brought my prescription from Kaiser here with my VSP insurance. The reception staff was very polite and professional.  Manny helped me to pick out frames and explain my coverage.  Very helpful and patient not like the individual at the other place I rated here on Yelp.  I was running late and he still helped me and was not bothered at all.  I am so glad I came here ..........very pleased.

Very professional staff and pleasant.


Daniel G.
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