Why are high-quality images so important in ophthalmology?

04 July 2022
by Stephanie Ramos
Why are high-quality images so important in ophthalmology?

Technological advances have been essential to medicine development, allowing outstanding achievements, like accurate diagnosis and procedures to be done less invasively. For example, using images to detect and treat eye diseases, mainly crucial during diagnosis, is one of the evolutions that modernize ophthalmology.

Here are some things to know about why high-quality images are so important in ophthalmology.

Exam Images are Very Precise

The main reason they're so important: exam images are allies of doctors to a precise diagnosis. In addition, the better the quality of the image recorded, the easier to track a possible problem in a patient's eyes.

Did you know that MicroREC can record and photograph up to 8k quality thanks to our high-quality German lens?

More Accessible

Images have been evolving over the years, becoming cheaper and sharper. Thanks to smartphone imaging development, approximately 86% of the population has a smartphone with a good camera. It is becoming democratic for most of the world's population.

Most ophthalmologists could have high-quality imaging without having a professional camera. They already have a constantly updated camera every time they change their smartphone.

To really see the quality of a smartphone camera, check out this stent placement in glaucoma surgery provided by Dr. Valentin Apostolov from Amsterdam, recorded with MicroREC on his smartphone, attached to Haag-Streit microscope:

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The Evolution of Treatment

The images have also been useful for many types of surgery. For example, they are essential in monitoring the evolution of certain diseases. High-quality images are easier to compare every detail before, during, and after every procedure.

Some treatments only present noticeable results in the long term, so a set of before and after images can help a lot when demonstrating that the treatment was really effective and comparing both moments.

A Faster Way to Track Any Possible Diseases or Problems with the Eyes

Through retinography, it is possible to map the structures of the eyes. The technique records high-resolution photographs of the eye's retina, optic nerve, and fundus. That's an easy and effective way to diagnose glaucoma, myopia, macular changes, or other retinal diseases.

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