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Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

An OCT is particularly recommended for:

optical coherence tomography
  • All patients initially so that a base-line of eye health can be established
  • Patients with a family history of glaucoma
  • Patients that have had a sudden change in their vision

The OCT scans the inside of the eye allowing examination of the 10 individual layers of the retina and also the optic nerve in 3 dimensions and is non-invasive and painless. Our existing Fundus camera just examines the surface of the retina.

There is an additional fee for the OCT examination but the benefits of such an examination are:

  • It is not intrusive, has no radiation issues and operates similarly to the other (Fundus) camera with which most are familiar
  • It allows us to better establish trends of changes to a patient's eye health more accurately
  • Earlier identification of glaucoma
  • Earlier identification of problems with the optic nerve
  • Earlier detection of a variety of retinal diseases such as Macular hole; Macular pucker; Macular oedema; Age-related macular degeneration; Central serous retinopathy much earlier than would normally be the case
normal-eye-OCTNormal Eye
wet-ARMD-OCTShowing wet macular degeneration

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