Eye Photography and Ultrasound
Ophthalmologists may refer patients directly to the Eye Photography Service for clinical ophthalmic photography and ophthalmic ultrasound..
Andrea Degillio, CRA, CDOS
Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary
Service Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (M-F)
Service Phone: (312) 996-7860
Fax Number: (312) 996-1881
Address: 1905 W. Taylor, Suite L 110
Eye Photography Services
In the imaging lab, eye photographers take photographs of patient’s eyes to help the ophthalmologist monitor good health and track the progress of disease. Those images are a key part of preventative care. Some methods take images of the front and surrounding areas of the eye; others go deeper to survey the inside and back of the eye. Here are the most common ways the images are taken.
OCT : Optical coherence tomography is a non-invasive imaging test. OCT uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina and see each of the retina’s distinctive layers. This allows an ophthalmologist to map and measure its thickness. These measurements help with diagnosis and provide treatment guidance.
OCT-A: Optical coherence tomography angiography is a non-invasive technique for imaging the microvasculature of the retina and choroid.
FUNDUS PHOTOGRAPHY: Color Fundus Retinal Photography uses a fundus camera to record color images of the condition of the interior surface of the eye, in order to document the presence of disorders and monitor their change over time.
FLUORESCEIN ANGIOGRAPHY: Fluorescein Angiography is a diagnostic procedure that uses a special camera to record the blood flow in the RETINA – the light sensitive tissue at the back of the eye.
Fluorescein dye is injected into a vein in the arm/hand. As dye passes through the blood vessels of your eye, photographs are taken to record the blood flow in your retina. The photographs can reveal abnormal blood vessels or damage to the lining underneath the retina.
ICG: Indocyanine Green Angiography is a diagnostic procedure that uses ICG dye to examine the blood flow in the CHOROID – the layer of blood vessels which lies underneath the retina.
Indocyanine Green dye is injected into a vein in the arm/hand. As the dye passes through the blood vessels of your eye, photographs are taken to record the blood flow.
SLIT LAMP BIOMICROSCOPY: Slit Lamp Anterior Segment Photography is documentation of microscopic and obscure details of the transparent, translucent and opaque structures of the anterior segment and surrounding areas of the eye. The anterior segment (frontal structures) of the eye include the iris, lens, cornea, eyelids, sclera (white of the eye) and aqueous humor (clear fluid).
EXTERNAL PHOTOGRAPHY: External ocular photography is a non-invasive procedure used to photo-document conditions of the external structures of the eye (e.g., eyelids, lashes, sclera, conjunctiva, and cornea). External photography techniques may also be used to document conditions related to structures of the anterior segment of the eye.
Our State-of-the-Art Imaging Modalities Include:
|Heidelberg HRA/OCT Spectralis||Zeiss FF450|
|Optovue OCT-A||Optos Wide Field Fundus/FA|
|California Optos Fundus/FA||Cirrus OCT/Fundus|
|Nikon Slit Lamp Biomicroscopy|
Ophthalmic Ultrasound Services
with State-of-the-Art Ultrasound Technology
University of Illinois at Chicago EEI offers ophthalmic ultrasound services to help you evaluate your patients.
UIC EEI offers extensive ophthalmic ultrasound services to assist physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular and orbital diseases. The service is staffed with highly trained, certified technicians who perform more than 2,000 ultrasound procedures each year.
State-of-the-art technology allows us to provide you with evaluations of the anterior segment of the eye as well as the eye’s intraocular and orbital structures. We perform ultrasound procedures for adult and pediatric patients. After the tests are reviewed by a UIC physician, we send a report-usually the same day as testing-to the referring physician.
Ophthalmic ultrasound can help physicians:
- Detect and differentiate intraocular and orbital tumors
- Detect Vitreoretinal diseases
- Detect inflammatory diseases
- Detect optic nerve diseases
- Take extraocular muscle measurements for thyroid eye disease
- Locate intraocular lens position after cataract surgery
- Detect ocular trauma
- Complete A-scan biometry for axial length measurements prior to cataract surgery
We use the Eye Cubed ™ system, with real-time imaging and advanced movie technology, with a platform equipped for:
- 10 MHz Posterior Segment
- 40 MHz Wide Field Anterior Segment – Ultrasound Biomicroscopy (UBM)
- Standardized Diagnostic A-scan
- Axial Length Biometry A-scan
If you wish to refer a patient for ultrasound testing or if you have questions, please call: 312-996-2208
For more information on appointments at any of our Clinics, including insurances taken, payment policies, and Frequently Asked Questions, see Appointments.