Fundus Photography

Also known as: retinal photography.

What is fundus photography?

Fundus photography is a test used to obtain images of the retina. This gives an ophthalmologist a clearer picture of how the eye is working in the diagnosis of many eye problems.

What happens during the procedure?

The procedure for fundus photography is fairly straightforward. The patient sits in front of the camera with their chin and forehead pressed against bars and stares into the camera. A flash occurs as the photograph is taken.

Is any special preparation needed?

No special preparation is needed for the test.

What are the risk factors?

There are no major risks to fundus photography. The flash may alter vision slightly for a very short period of time.

Reviewed by: Zenia P Aguilera, MD

This page was last updated on: January 18, 2022 07:24 PM