Enhanced OCT Scan
Ocular Coherence Tomography is an advanced eye scan for people of all ages. Similar to ultrasound, OCT uses light rather than sound waves to illustrate the different layers that make up the back of the eye. Our 3D OCT also captures a digital photograph of the surface of the eye at the same time, and this can then be cross referenced with any areas of concern.
Our new 3D OCT takes 128 individual scans of the back of the eye. These scans are effectively cross-sections through the retina and show up structures of the back of the eye in incredibly fine detail. With an OCT eye health scan, we can early detect numerous diseases such as diabetes, glaucoma, age related macular degeneration.
What does it involve?
The OCT is a non-contact scan. It is quick and painless, nothing touches your eye at all.
Who should have it done?
We truly believe that OCT should be carried out on all our patients. All our eyes are unique meaning this can benefit patients of any age including those with varying health conditions.
OCT is used extensively to investigate, monitor and diagnose conditions such as age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, macular holes and many others. If you suffer from any of these or are ‘at risk’ of these due to family history or other factors then you should consider OCT.