The scan is painless, simple and quick
Using the latest swept source 3D Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT), digital photographs and 3D scans of the back of the eye allow us to assess the risks, or development, of a number of eye conditions.
The stored images can be used in future visits to monitor minute but significant changes in the eye.
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OCT imaging is highly recommended for
- Any sudden onset visual distortion
- If you have a family history of glaucoma or macular degeneration
- Diabetes affecting the central vision
- Monitoring Glaucoma
- Macula problems and many other retinal conditions
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Originally developed in 1991 as a tool for imaging the retina, this technology has continually evolved and expanded within ophthalmology as well as other medical specialties. Specialised anterior segment machines became available in 2005 and the introduction of Spectral (Fourier) Domain OCT technology now provides greater tissue resolving power, significantly higher scan density, and faster data acquisition than original machines.
Utilisation of this type of imaging as a pre and post surgical assessment tool can provide invaluable information in the surgical management of macular holes and retinal detachments. OCT can provide visualisation of surgical outcomes, confirming reattachment and normal contour. Immediate post-surgical imaging can sometimes be challenging due to ocular turbidity that can result in significantly reduced OCT signal strength; but images adequate for subjective, if not quantitative, interpretation can usually be obtained.