Digital Retinal Imaging & OCT Scans
We use state of the art imaging technology to assess your vision. Most eye diseases, if diagnosed at an early stage, can be treated without total loss of your vision. Your retinal images will be filed electronically. This gives us a life-long record of the condition and state of your retina and eye function.
This is a very important tool in assisting your optometrist to detect and measure any changes to your retina or vision every time you get your eyes assessed, as many eye diseases, such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma are diagnosed by detecting minor changes over time.
The advantages of our digital imaging include:
- Quick, safe, non-invasive and painless
- No patient prep required
- Provides detailed images of your retina and sub-surface of your eyes
- Uses eye-safe near-infra-red light
- Image resolution is extremely high quality
- Provides instant, direct imaging of the form and structure of eye tissue
Digital Retinal Imaging
Through Digital Retinal Imaging your eye doctor can evaluate the health of the back of your eye, the retina. It is vital to confirm the health of your retina, your optic nerve and other structures. Our digital camera captures a high-resolution digital image of your retina. This picture will clearly show the health of your eye and is then used as a baseline to check any changes in your eyes during eye examinations in the future.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
An Optical Coherence Tomography scan (usually referred to as an OCT scan) is the very latest advancement in imaging tools. Similar to an ultrasound, this diagnostic tool employs light instead of sound waves to get a higher resolution picture of the structure of the back of your eye.
A laser is used to scan the layers of your retina and optic nerve for any indications of eye diseases, similar to a CT scan of the eye. It works using light without any radiation, and is vital for early diagnosis of glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinal disease.
With an OCT scan, doctors are provided with cross-sectional images of your retina. These highly detailed images are revolutionizing early detection and treatment of many eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, wet and dry age-related macular degeneration, and retinal detachment.
An OCT scan is a noninvasive, and completely painless test. It can be completed in about 10 minutes right here in our office. Please contact our office to inquire about an OCT at your next appointment.