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Ophthalmic Imaging


The Ophthalmic Imaging Department, which operates as an outpatient service, provides a service to all sub specialties within Ophthalmology, carrying out various different tests used in the monitoring, treatment and diagnosis of a number of eye problems, more specifically conditions like glaucoma, age related macular degeneration, diabetes and general retinal disorders.

The department runs several technician led clinics which provide a monitoring service for people with stable eye conditions in a high quality patient centred clinic, run by trained and experienced staff in a safe environment.

The most frequently used types of Ophthalmic tests are as follows:

  • Fluorescein Angiography (FFA) and Indocyanine Green Angiography (ICG) - Angiographic tests are used to measure the blood flow through the eye. A dye is injected into a vein in the arm and its progress through the vessels of the eye is recorded using a retinal camera through a dilated pupil. Abnormalities are easily detected and show up as either dark or light areas on the digital images.
  • Optical Coherence Tomography - This is a non-invasive diagnostic test that scans the biological tissues and records uncharacteristic changes. The pupil is dilated prior to this test.
  • Colour Fundus Imaging / Slit Lamp Imaging / Clinical Photography - These procedures measure and document treatment and provide a consistent record of care. All are non-invasive procedures some of which require pupil dilation.
  • Humphreys Visual Fields and Goldmanns bowl perimetry - Visual field testing can lead to early detection & treatment of disease, it is particularly effective in the detection & monitoring of Glaucoma. Goldmann bowl perimetry is effective for neurological testing and establishing the extent of gross visual defects.


Clinical Manager: Jane Gray

Deputy Head : Helen Cole


Out Patient Clinics D, E, G and J


Monday to Friday from 08.00am to 6.00pm and Saturday from 08.30am till 12.00.


0161 701 4825

Additional Information:

Information Leaflets:

Fluorescein Angiography (FFA)

Optical Coherence Tomography

Indocyanine Green Angiography

Useful Links:

Ophthalmic Imaging Association

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