Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging
The Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) enables us to provide a more thorough record of the health of your eyes.
An OCT permits us to observe the condition of your retina by taking a cross sectional image through the eye similar to an MRI scan. This layer-by-layer investigation assists in early detection of ocular conditions including central retinal diseases, central detachments, holes, thinning, optic nerve disease, precancerous lesions, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy.
We also store and compare the results of future tests so that a complete ocular health history can be generated. Minute changes that may not have been apparent are readily identified with these tests. This is especially important for those patients who have a personal or family history of high blood pressure, retinal problems, headaches, floaters, flashing light streaks, a strong prescriptions for glasses, diminishing vision, macular degeneration, cataracts or are taking certain medications.
An OCT detects eye diseases that can threaten vision before symptoms become apparent in a conventional eye examination. With an OCT, your doctor has one of the most accurate and trusted diagnostic instruments available.
Sample image of a normal retina (showing the macula and optic nerve) taken by the OCT.
Stay ahead of sight threatening diseases!! For more information on the OCT or if you would like to have this test performed, please email or call us to book an appointment.
Information on the Nidek duo OCT supplied by Innova medical.