As part of our fully comprehensive eye exam we offer the OCT examination – Oct is a non-invasive, non-contact, trans-pupillary imagine technique able to produce high resolution images detailing the structure of the eye in 3d, from the cornea through to the optic nerve and beyond. It is an essential tool for the identification of the early stages of disease before symptoms and irreversible vision loss occurs. It can also be used to track disease progression and monitor treatment outcomes.
With the development of completely new lens designs made from highly oxygen permeable materials, combined with the availability of computer-assisted topography, the cornea and all its contours can now be accurately measured. Now interest in corneal moulding as a means of optical correction is starting its revival.
3D OCT Scans provide early diagnosis of many sight threatening conditions including:
- Wet & Dry Age Related Macular Degeneration
- Retinal Detachments
- Vitreous Detachments
- Macula Tears & Holes
- Macular Oedema
Early detection and treatment of some of these can mean the difference between future blindness and being able to see for the rest of your life!