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By Max Erikson

Ogden acquires new eye exam tool


November 8, 2017

Dr. James Ogden’s job just got a lot easier with a brand new state-of-the-art eye scanner that allows him to see the entirety of the inside of the eye with just one picture.

The machine is called a Daytona OPTO Map and was FDA approved in the United States in 1999. It is a non-evasive way for doctors to look at a patient’s eye health with a click of a button and shows a display of that image on a computer screen.

“Having this technology will help me make better and more informed decisions when treating a patient,” Ogden says. “It will benefit patients, and I can do my job better and have fun doing it.”

The new machine is particular effective when looking at the retina of the eye. Before Ogden used equipment that could only see 18 percent of the retina at one time, now he can see 80 percent of the retina with one optical image.

The image of the eye can tell a lot about patient health in other areas too. By looking at blood vessels in the eye, the image can project if a patient is suffering from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes.

The images can give an overall awareness of eye structure and functioning at real time, allowing Ogden to find potential health risks earlier.

The images from the OPTO Map can show if there is a detached retina, early stages of glaucoma, or early signs of cancer.

“Now I can really know what is going on with a patient’s health instead of guessing,” Ogden says. “And it will make it easier to explain things to patients.”

Ogden’s office is located at 103 W Main St. at the corner of Main and Columbus. Call 773-4114 for more information or to set an appointment.


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