Advanced technology for eye care diagnosis and eye care treatment has become a great help for ophthalmologists. Optical coherence tomography is one method for viewing extremely detailed images of the eye and accurate diagnoses of most common ocular diseases.

Optical Coherence Tomography

Also called OCT, optical coherence tomography is a sophisticated imaging test that is used by ophthalmologists to help diagnose and check on eye conditions. The test involves the use of harmless infrared light waves to capture images of the retina. With OCT, doctors can view each layer of the retina. It allows them to take precise measurements, diagnose and monitor the response to treatment.

Diagnosing Eye Conditions

Before the optical coherence tomography can be used on an individual, the patient’s eyes are dilated with eye drops to increase the size of the pupil allowing for a better visualization of the retina. The patient is placed before the OCT machine and their head is put on a rest to prevent movement. The OCT machine scans the eyes in no longer than 10 minutes. Not only is optical coherence tomography great for assisting ophthalmologists with an accurate diagnosis of many eye conditions. It is also beneficial for monitoring treatment of glaucoma and retinal diseases. OCT is totally safe and harmless to the human eye.

Eye Care Appointments Using Optical Coherence Tomography

Optical coherence tomography is routinely used by ophthalmologists to diagnose macular holes, macular puckers, macular edema, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and other types of common eye conditions. If there is an eye condition you believe you may have or regularly have eye trouble, then making an appointment with one of our doctors at FLEI is the first step toward better eye health and care.