As a profession, we are fortunate to be able to obtain high-quality photographs of essentially all ocular structures and view them in high resolution nearly instantly. Rather than being luxuries, they are essential to the function of our office. The downside remains that each office has several hundred thousand dollars of imaging equipment that is constantly in need of maintenance, upgrading, and repair. We also spend a lot of time and effort recruiting and training our photographers.
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