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A non-invasive imaging technique that provides high-resolution cross-sectional views of the retina and other internal eye structures

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a revolutionary imaging technique that has transformed the way eye doctors diagnose and manage a wide range of eye conditions. This non-invasive procedure provides high-resolution, cross-sectional images of the retina, the innermost layer of the eye, and other internal eye structures.

How OCT Works

OCT utilizes light waves to create detailed images of the eye's internal tissues. A beam of light is directed into the eye, and the reflected light is analyzed to generate cross-sectional images. The resolution of OCT images is so fine that it can even detect individual retinal cells.

Benefits of OCTBenefits of OCT


OCT offers several advantages over traditional imaging techniques, such as ultrasound and fluorescein angiography:

  • Non-invasive: OCT does not require any injections or incisions, making it a comfortable and safe procedure for patients.
  • High-resolution images: OCT provides detailed images of the eye's internal structures, allowing for early detection and accurate diagnosis of eye diseases.
  • Rapid imaging: OCT images can be acquired in seconds, allowing for quick assessment of the eye's condition.

Applications of OCT

OCT is used to diagnose and monitor a wide range of eye conditions, including:

  • Age-related macular degeneration (AMD): OCT can detect early signs of AMD, such as drusen and macular holes.
  • Diabetic retinopathy: OCT can identify and monitor changes in the retina caused by diabetes.
  • Glaucoma: OCT can assess the thickness of the optic nerve fiber layer, which is affected in glaucoma.
  • Macular holes: OCT can detect and monitor macular holes, which are small breaks in the retina.

OCT at The Eye Foundation

At The Eye Foundation, our experienced eye doctors utilize OCT to provide comprehensive eye care for patients with a variety of conditions. We offer the latest OCT technology and expertise to provide our patients with the most accurate and up-to-date diagnosis and treatment plans.

Book an Appointment Today

If you are concerned about your eye health, schedule a consultation with our expert eye doctors. We can perform an OCT scan to evaluate your eye health and provide you with the best possible care.

Remember, early detection and treatment of eye conditions can help preserve your vision for years to come.

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