An Optical Coherence Tomography scan (commonly
referred to as an OCT scan) is the latest advancement in imaging technology. This test is very similar to an ultrasound except that it utilizes light (without radiation) instead of sound waves to get high resolution images of the structural layers of the back of the eye. The images allow the doctor to analyze of the layers of the retina and optic nerve for any signs of eye disease.
After the scan is complete, doctors are provided with color-coded, cross-sectional images of the retina. These detailed images are
revolutionizing early detection and treatment of eye conditions such as wet and dry age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal detachment and diabetic retinopathy. This test can be considered essential for early diagnosis of glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinal disease.