Diagnostic Technology

Optical Coherence Tomography

Diagnostic technology

Optical Coherence Tomography

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging technique that uses light waves to take high-resolution cross-sectional images of your retina. This test enables your doctor to detect a wide range of eye diseases in their early stages, often before symptoms or vision loss occurs.

Optical Coherence Tomography

The OCT scan provides incredibly detailed images of the retina’s layers and allows your doctor to monitor changes to your eyes’ internal structures over time. During the test, you will sit in front of the OCT machine and rest your head on a support to keep it still. The test is quick and painless and only takes about 5- 10 minutes to complete.

How are optical coherence tomography scans used?

An OCT scan can help your doctor diagnose a variety of eye diseases and conditions, including:

  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Macular edema
  • Glaucoma
  • Retinal detachment, occlusions, or bleeding
  • Macular hole
  • Neovascularization

You may need an OCT scan if you have an increased risk of eye disease or are over a certain age. If you have already been diagnosed with an eye disease, an OCT scan will help your doctor monitor the progression of the disease. Contact our office today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam and learn more about how OCT scans can help you maintain optimal eye health.