It is a simple and painless test that allows to obtain complete information about the main structures of the posterior part of the eyeball.
The examination of the fundus, technically known as ophthalmoscopy, is one of the most common tests in ophthalmological check-ups. It is a simple and painless test that allows to obtain complete information about the main structures of the posterior part of the eyeball: optic nerve, macula, vascular arcades, peripheral retina and choroid. The results obtained help us diagnose and monitor different eye pathologies and, eventually, decide the best treatment for them.
Ophthalmologists perform the examination using an instrument called an ophthalmoscope, which allows visualization of the back of the eye through a light source and a lens system. Access is through the pupil, so in most cases it is necessary to previously dilate it with the application of eye drops. For this reason, it is recommended to go accompanied to the consultation since after the test is carried out the pupils will continue to be dilated and the vision will be blurred for a few hours.
Frequent pathologies such as age-related macular degeneration, myopia or diabetic retinopathy, among others, can be diagnosed with this innocuous test. For this reason, at the Barraquer Ophthalmology Center, we recommend periodic evaluation of the fundus to rule out these diseases. and maintain good eye health. Sonia Viver. Ophthalmologist Barraquer Ophthalmology Center.