Optical Coherence Tomography

Optical Coherence Tomography Clinical Eye Test

Optical Coherence Tomography

A non-invasive 3D imaging test that uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina, which helps with early detection, diagnosis and treatment guidance for retinal diseases and conditions.

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive eye diagnostic tool that provides an in vivo cross sectional view of the back of the eye, specifically, the retina. OCT allows optometrist to view a cross-sectional map of the retina, which is useful in the diagnosis to detect eye disease related to retina.

In general, OCT can be particularly helpful in diagnosing macular lesions:

  • macular hole
  • macular pucker ( also called an epiretinal membrane)
  • vitreomacular traction
  • macular edema
  • detachments of the neurosensory retina and retinal pigment epithelium (e.g. central serous retinopathy or age-related macular degeneration)

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