Optic disc photography is important as it helps create a baseline for future comparison. Your ophthalmologist may later take additional pictures to see if there are any changes to the nerve fibre layer and associated thinning of the tissue at the optic nerve head. These images can help identify signs of glaucoma progression.

You may have retinal photos taken if you have changes on the retina such as choroidal nevus (freckle). This allows your doctor to compare the photos over a long period of time to monitor any change. Medicare currently do not offer a refund on this testing procedure.


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Level 1, 36 Thistle Street West
South Launceston, TAS 7249

4 Eastland Drive
Ulverstone, TAS 7310

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