We are happy to announce the arrival of OCT a new advanced imaging technology. With this imaging equipment we can provide the best care for our patients.
OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) is the latest technology in imaging and has become the standard of care for the assessment and the diagnosis of most retinal diseases and glaucoma.
It is a non-invasive, non-contact test that takes only about 5 minutes. It is similar to ultrasound but employs light instead of sound waves to achieve higher resolution. Like CT-Scan which is used to image other organs of the body, OCT takes pictures and measures the thickness of retina* and provides your eye doctor with important information about the retinal diseases and glaucoma.
With OCT your eye doctor can see a cross section of your retina and detect a variety of eye diseases such as, macular degeneration, macular hole, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.
It can detect problems like glaucoma in your eyes before any symptoms being present to you and even years before it can be detected by other available tools like visual field test.
* the light sensitive layer that lines the back of the eye and sends visual messages through the optic nerve to the brain where they are interpreted as images we see.