Our Equipment


Retina and Macula Specialists is equipped with the latest technology for the diagnosis and treatment of retinal and macular diseases. This includes:

Equipment 1 left edi editedSpectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT)

OCT uses infrared light to capture a cross-sectional image of the retina. It is commonly used to view macular diseases. “Spectral-domain” refers to the most advanced form of OCT, with the highest resolution.

Equipment 2 Fundus photography Colour OD editedFundus photography

Our staff are trained in taking high-definition photographs of the retina.

Equipment 3 Autofluorescence AF montage OD editedAutofluorescence

This uses special filters to visualise diseases affecting the retinal pigment epithlium (a layer of cells underneath the retina).

Equipment 4 Fluorescein angiography Coats 1 FFA Harjinder Sohi 01382312 VGH editedFluorescein angiography

This is a special retinal photograph is used to image and assess bloodflow in the retinal vessels. A dye is injected through a cannula in the patient’s arm prior to taking the photos.

Equipment 5 Indocyanine green angiography TCHEREPNINE Jessica Polyps ICG trace OS 2011_10_27 editedIndocyanine green angiography

This is a special photographic test that is used to assess bloodflow in the choroidal vessels. A dye is injected through a cannula in the patient’s arm prior to taking the photos.

Equipment 6 Ultrasound Bscan editedEquipment 6 UltrasoundbTransverse IMG_4546 cropped editedUltrasound

An ultrasound probe can be used to image and assess the retina. This is useful particularly if there are conditions that obscure direct visual assessment including cases of corneal scarring, dense cataract or bleeding in the vitreous eye. It is also vital for the assessment and monitoring of choroidal tumours.