OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY
We have invested in an advanced optical system, an OCT imaging device to measure, quantify, calculate and track changes from the cornea to the retina.
It will allow us detect any abnormalities in the different retinal layers, analyse these and monitor any changes over time. Meaning safer care and better preservation of sight.
What is an OCT
The scan provides a non invasive imaging method allowing detailed visualisation beneath the retinal surface to detect any abnormalities in the different retinal layers, to an almost cellular level, and monitor any changes over time.
The scan itself takes only a matter of minutes. It is totally non-invasive, so nothing touches your eye so it’s pain/discomfort free! You will be asked to place your chin on the rest and look at a light, which may be moved according to the area scanned.
Why should I have
an OCT scan?
Regular monitoring is key to the process as changes in the back of the eye often happen very subtly and slowly – without causing any symptoms. As such the many retinal layers should be monitored periodically with check-up scans to detect any changes from your initial base line exam.
We have options for an extended sight test as well as individually priced options depending upon your particular needs.
Please feel free to discuss this with us before your appointment or discuss in person with Francesca during your appointment.