The importance of routine examinations cannot be under stated. The light-sensitive retina (located on the back, inside surface of the eye) should be examined at least annually, even for those with perfect vision. The following is a real-life example of why a retinal exam is so important.
An Optomap® retinal exam was performed. The image of the right eye is shown here and has a dark oval lesion: melanoma. This patient was sent to the University of Iowa to see an ophthalmic oncologist (an eye-cancer doctor) and the eye was removed 3 days later.
Cancer of the eye is deadly. The early diagnosis made by Dr. Noyes saved this woman’s life. Fortunately, she doing fine and was fit with a prosthetic eye.
Don’t wait to schedule your next eye exam. We have locations in Cedar Rapids, Marion and Robins, Iowa.