Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a game changer! This technology has only been available for a few years and is revolutionising eyecare.
Advanced Imaging Allows Early Diagnosis
OCT can be likened to ultrasound imaging but instead it uses a special light rather than sound waves and offers 15 times the resolution of traditional ultrasound. We use OCT to closely inspect the tissues behind the eye, in particular the retina and optic nerve. It allows for early disease detection and a more specific diagnosis. It is a harmless procedure that takes little time allowing for a quick diagnosis.
On several occasions OCT has allowed us to make early diagnosis of treatable macular degeneration, resulting in speedy treatment. If left to their natural course these conditions would have resulted in irreversible vision loss in a matter of days.
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