OCT, or Optical Coherence Tomography, is a new technology device for the early diagnosis of many serious eye conditions. OCT images have become a necessity in managing retina and glaucoma patients, especially in early stages, because of their ability to identify pathologies that aren’t necessarily visible in a fundus image.
An OCT eye exam is a non-invasive test that provides 3D color-coded, cross-sectional images of the retina to enable early detection and treatment of ocular disease that may develop without any noticeable symptoms.
The OCT scan uses a laser (without radiation) to obtain higher resolution images of the layers of the retina and optic nerve.
The color-coded images provide a wealth of information to help your eye doctor measure the thickness of your retina and identify any optic nerve abnormalities.
OCT scans are recommended particularly for patients who have a family history of eye problems, those over 40, where age-related problems can start to occur, and anyone with poor health or an unhealthy lifestyle. In fact, to any patient who wants that peace of mind.
OCT scans are used for diagnosis and management of a variety of ocular conditions: