Optical Coherence Tomography

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging technique that uses light waves to create detailed images of the retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. OCT can be used to diagnose and monitor a variety of eye conditions, including:

  • Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Retinal detachment

OCT can also be used to measure the thickness of the retina and to assess the health of the optic nerve. This information can be used to track the progression of eye diseases and to monitor the effectiveness of treatment.

OCT treatment is typically done in a practice. The patient will sit in a chair and rest their head on a chin rest. The Optometrist will place a contact lens on the patient’s eye and then use the OCT machine to scan the retina. The scan takes a few minutes and is painless.

The images created by OCT are stored in a computer and can be reviewed. We can use the images to diagnose eye diseases, to track the progression of eye diseases, and to monitor the effectiveness of treatment.

OCT is a safe and effective imaging technique. There are no known side effects associated with OCT treatment.

If you are concerned about your eye health, talk to our Optometrist about OCT treatment. OCT can be a valuable tool for diagnosing and monitoring eye diseases.