OCT works a little like ultrasound for the eye. It shows us beyond the retinal surface and gives a cross-section view of the layers of tissue behind, helping us to spot abnormalities up to five years before a traditional test.
It can spot early signs of:
- Macula conditions including Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
- Diabetes – by detecting Diabetic Retinopathy
The sooner we detect them, the sooner we can help you treat them.
The images generated by the OCT are stored on your file so when you see us again for your next appointment, the images from the latest screening can be compared with the images generated in the past to see if anything has changed or deteriorated.