Do all Ophthalmologists use the same imaging equipment?

No. Dr. Oren Plous at Gulf Coast Retina Center uses ultra-widefield digital retinal imaging.  Millions of people world wide have benefited from this equipment.

What does Ultra-Widefield imaging provide?

Examining the retina is challenging.  Your physician looks through your pupil at the back of your eye.  Traditional viewing methods can be effective, but difficult to perform and are carried out manually without any digital record.  Ultra-wide digital retinal imaging captures more than 80% of your retina in a single image.  Traditional methods only reveal 10-15%  of your retina at one time.  This enhances Dr. Plous’ ability to detect even the earliest sign of disease that may appear on your retina.

What is this imaging called?

Optomap ultra-widefield retinal imaging.  In 1990, the 5 year old son of Optos inventor lost his sight in one eye because a retinal detachment was detected too late for treatment.  Conventional testing was uncomfortable and he sought a way to make retinal exams easier. His answer was Optos.

Why is a healthy retina important?

An unhealthy retina cannot send clear signals to your brain which can result in impaired vision or blindness.  Most retinal conditions and other diseases can be treated successfully with early detection.  Without a comprehensive eye exam, you may see clearly and because the retina has no nerve endings, you may not feel any pain – a signal which would make you see your doctor.

Do you have ultra-sound technology?

Gulf Coast Retinal Center has ABSolu, technology that almost doubles the depth of field, increasing it by 70%, making it possible to simultaneously examine the vitreous, retina, and orbit without sacrificing image quality.  This allows for definative diagnosis of tumour lesions, retinal/vitreous membrane detachment, and diagnosis of other diseases.

Dr. Plous is a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Oren Plous provides surgical and treatment management for:

  • Retinal tear and detachment repair: both in-clinic and operating room management
  • Diabetic eye disease: laser, intraocular injections, surgical 
  • Macular degeneration: intraocular injections, routine screening
  • Central Serous Retinopathy: intraocular injections, photodynamic therapy
  • Retinal Vascular Disorders – laser therapy, intraocular injections, surgical management