Optical Coherence Tomography
The Optical Coherence Tomographer (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, diabetes retinal problems, headaches, floaters, flashing light streaks, a strong prescription for glasses, diminishing vision, macular degeneration, cataracts, or are taking certain medications.