Welcome to the Institute of Medical Retina

Our goal is to provide attentive and personalized care to all our patients.
We would appreciate your collaboration with the following recommendations.

At every appointment, please ensure to bring:

Your Medicare card with valid expiry date

A current list of all medications you are taking at each visit (if any)

If you wear glasses, please bring them to your appointment

If you wear contact lenses, you must remove them prior to your visit

Pupil Dilation

In most cases, your pupils will be dilated with drops as part of your examination. This may cause a sensitivity to light and your near vision may be blurry for 4-6 hours following your visit. You may prefer to wear sunglasses outdoors and to arrange for your transportation to go home.

Eye Procedures completed in the clinic

If you are in need of an eye injection or a laser procedure at the clinic, we do not recommended you drive yourself home. Please arrange for alternate transportation.

If you are being referred to a retina specialist, you may need to complete some the following imaging based on the reason for your referral or treatments needed.

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

This is an important device in the management of diseases of the retina. OCT imaging often provides detection of certain conditions sooner than a conventional or basic eye examination. Early detection will minimize chances of experiencing permanent vision loss. This device can detect ocular conditions such as:

Central retinal disease, Retinal Holes or thinning, Optic Nerve Disease such as Glaucoma, Pre-cancerous lesions, Macular degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy

Fluoresceine Angiography

Angiography is a diagnostic test in which a rapid sequence of images are taken to identify whether the blood circulation of the retina/choroid has any blockages. 

Confocal Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscopy

The optomap produces a digital image of the retina using scanning laser technology.  It can capture an 82% view of the retina in one session. It can assist with earlier detection in diseases of the retina.  

Retinal Ultrasound

B-scan ultrasonography is used to provide information about the lens, vitreous, retina, choroid, sclera and orbit. This exam is completed by applying a probe over the eyelid to detect certain abnormalities which are not easily captured on other devices or to provide complimentary information to confirm a diagnosis.  


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