All About Ultra-Widefield Retinal Imaging: Preparation, Procedure & More

All About Ultra-Widefield Retinal Imaging: Preparation, Procedure & More

Retinal Imaging uses advanced imaging technology to capture an image of the back of your eye. Digital retinal imaging is non-invasive and helps produce colored and high-resolution images of the retina, optic disk, and blood vessels. Retinal imaging has become a vital tool to assist practices and organizations in diagnosing multiple diseases at their early onset, helping you provide more effective treatment to your patients.

With Cellview, ophthalmologists and hospitals can greatly reduce the cost of affording retinal imaging equipment as we aim to substantially reduce the costs of ophthalmic imaging devices without compromising on the quality. We offer a state-of-the-art Ultra-Widefield Retinal Imager with exceptional image quality that can be stored in the cloud, so you never have to worry about downtime.

With the Ultra-Widefield WRI-1 from Cellview, doctors can gain access to a wider view of the retina, allowing for better diagnosis. Here is all you need to know about our amazing technology, which is changing the face of medicine and treatment: 

Who Should Get Retinal Imaging Done?

Patients suffering from any of the following conditions should have retinal imaging done as part of their routine eye examination, as well as prior to surgery:

Macular Degeneration

The central part of the retina is known as the Macula. The condition of the macula starts deteriorating with age causing blurred vision and difficulty to focus. You may even be declared legally blind despite having peripheral vision. Macular degeneration can take shape in two forms: wet or dry.

Dry macular degeneration is more commonly found in as high as 90% of cases. When the blood vessels in the macula get brittle and thin, it leads to macular degeneration.  

On the other hand, abnormal growth of blood vessels under the retina is the cause of wet macular degeneration which could lead to fast vision loss. Retinal imaging hence becomes extremely important to detect macular degeneration of either kind.


Uncontrolled diabetes could cause harm to the blood vessels in the eyes and cause loss of sight if it is not checked and diagnosed on time. People suffering from diabetic retinopathy should also get this test done.


Having a black spot at the back of the eye could also be a sign of choroidal melanoma, which could go unnoticed if located in the periphery of the retina. If caught early, choroidal melanoma can be treated at their onset before they spread to other parts of the body via the bloodstream or cause more damage to the eye. The WRI-1 from Cellview allows for retinal images of 200°, providing a more thorough examination of the retina and the periphery.


High blood pressure or hypertension can first be detected through the eyes. They cause blood vessels to become narrow, cause spots on the retina, or could also cause retinal vascular occlusion.


Vision loss can be caused due to damage to the optic nerve caused by Glaucoma. It develops over time and can be slowed down with the right treatment.

How Does Retinal Imaging Feel with the WRI-1 from Cellview?

The test does not cause discomfort or pain in patients, as the WRI-1 offers a low intensity, patient-friendly flash. While other retinal imaging devices might require dilating the patient, the WRI-1 is able to capture high quality images without the need of dilating, thereby offering a more comfortable and quicker patient experience. Patients are able to leave the examination without the uncomfortable side effects that dilation causes, such as inability to drive or wear contact lenses or the need to bring sunglasses in order to avoid the glare from sunlight.

Cellview - Changing the Retinal Imaging Game

Cellview is aiming to change the world of ophthalmic imaging. Our pricing model reduces the burden and barrier to entry that high-cost ultra-widefield retinal imaging devices create, making our devices affordable to any practice or healthcare facility. We offer superior digital imaging along with remote hardware and software support.

Our technology includes advanced telemedicine capabilities that increase practice efficiencies, as well as patient retention and satisfaction. With unlimited cloud storage, transferability and retrieval of patient data and images is extremely simplified. In case of any system functionality issues, we offer express overnight device replacements, circumventing the need for time consuming and costly onsite technician visits. With such competitive pricing and services, you cannot go wrong with Cellview Imaging. Contact us at today to learn more about our devices and how you can secure one for your practice or organization.