Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive test that uses light waves to take a 3D picture of the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye.
It is an advanced piece of technology that looks at the cell layers and so can determine some problems before they become apparent by any other means.
These measurements help with early detection, diagnosis and treatment guidance for retinal diseases and conditions including:-
- Age-related macular changes
- Investigating Chronic Glaucoma
- Acute Glaucoma
- Central serous retinopathy
- Diabetic eye related disease
- Macular edema
- Macular hole
- Vitreomacular Traction
The results from the scan will be shown during your appointment with the Optometrist, then stored and can be recalled, enabling these to be compared from one visit to the next. This allows even the most subtle changes to be detected aiding in early diagnosis.