OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY (OCT)
Optical Coherence Tomography helps provide diagnostic information for a comprehensive range of retinal pathology.
OCT enables your doctor to clearly see internal structures inside the eye so problems can be identified and treated before they progress such as macular degeneration or ocular cancers.
The instrument produces highly detailed images of the retina (the innermost layer of the interior of the eye) and is the first and only instrument that can see below the surface of the retina to examine the retinal layers. Furthermore, results from follow-up examinations can be compared to previous examinations at a level of accuracy unparalleled by conventional means.
The OCT is not a treatment laser and is not harmful to the eye (it operates similar to an ultrasound or radar, except that light is used rather than acoustic or radio waves). The OCT is non-invasive and never touches your eye. The test is safe and takes moments to complete: patients focus on a target light without blinking or moving for several seconds while the photograph is being taken.
This is an additional test too the comprehensive eye exam where our doctors or technicians will walk you through the procedure to ensure you are informed and comfortable.