At Rocky Ridge Eye Centre, we lead the way in patient care by using the latest optical technology to give our clients the best experience in diagnosis and treatment. One of the most valuable tools in our practice is OCT imaging. This technology lets us look at detailed three-dimensional images of your optic nerve and your retina.
OCT (optical coherence tomography) is a new technology that allows eye doctors to take high-resolution images of the retina, optic nerve, and surrounding areas. With OCT, Optometrists use a non-invasive scanner to view ultra-thin visual cross sections of the eye. This technology uses comfortable, gentle rays of light to see the inside of the eye.
Unlike MRI technology, it uses no radiation. Unlike ultrasound, it requires no direct contact with body tissues. It has no negative effects on the long-term health of the eye. OCT imaging requires no extra preparation on the part of the patient, and there is no additional recovery period after the scan is done.
OCT technology is ideal for a wide variety of patients. It is completely non-invasive, causing no damage to weakened or diseased eyes. It is a perfect diagnostic tool for regular checkups and unresolved eye problems. It can detect early signs of macular degeneration and glaucoma many years before obvious symptoms begin to develop in the eye. With the help of OCT imaging, patients and eye doctors can work together to prevent eye damage before it even starts.
Are you concerned about the possible effects of glaucoma or macular degeneration? Imaging technology can help you preserve the health of your eyes. Contact our eye care experts today for an initial consultation.