This latest technology enables eye disease to be diagnosed much earlier than other instruments we have historically used for glaucoma and macular degeneration diagnosis.
OCT is non-invasive (it uses light, rather than sound or radio frequency to deliver high resolution images of the deep layers of the retina). It has a higher resolution than MRI or ultrasound and allows us to assess the nerve layers of the optic nerve in high detail and this is extremely useful in the early diagnosis of glaucoma and multiple sclerosis. OCT also assesses the macula area of the eye – our direct vision mechanism – and allows the diagnosis of early macular degeneration and diabetic macular edema.
An OCT examination takes a few minutes, no dilating drops are required, and the results and images are explained immediately following.
An OCT performed regularly every few years, will provide the comfort of knowing any undetected eye disease will be discovered. Contact us for an appointment today.09 May 2017