Regional Eye Center has invested in state of the art optical equipment to provide you with the most comprehensive eye health testing available today. We can now detect eye health problems even earlier, in many cases before you experience any noticeable symptoms.
What is OCT scanning?
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a sophisticated scanning system that provides highly detailed images of the internal structures of the eye. It is often likened to an MRI or ultrasound, allowing us to view 3D cross sectional images of the retina, the innermost layers of your eyes.
Whilst other testing procedures show the surface of your retina, an OCT scan differs in that it reveals what is below its surface. An OCT scan also measures the thickness of your retinal nerve fibre layer, a measurment that is a reliable indicator of the health of the optic nerve. Using this cutting edge technology we can more accurately identify and treat eye disease and conditions including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and optic nerve damage from glaucoma.
As these conditions can cause vision impairment and even blindness, early detection and management can safeguard your vision for the future.
How does it work?
An OCT scan only takes a few minutes. No discomfort will be experienced. A special camera using laser light takes an image of your retina then uploads the OCT images to a computer. We store these images electronically so that we can monitor changes over time.
Regional Eye Center would advise all patients to have a baseline OCT carried out, even with normal healthy eyes Any eye conditions in later life may be detected earlier by virtue of comparison of the scans Feel free to contact our office to inquire about an OCT at your next appointment.