It captures both a photograph and a cross sectional scan of the eye at the same time. This allows both instant and early diagnosis of a number of common ocular conditions.
The scan is non-invasive, painless, simple and quick.
What is more the software can automatically detect even the most subtle changes to the retina with every eye test you have. This gives you an invaluable ongoing record of the health and condition of your eyes.
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Here are a few eye conditions that can be consistently monitored with an OCT
Because the early stages of chronic glaucoma do not cause symptoms, regular eye examinations are essential to pick up glaucoma at its earliest stage so that ongoing damage can be prevented.
OCT examination can measure numerous features at the back of the eye and facilitate early diagnosis of glaucoma and furthermore it can enable close monitoring of your eye health year on year allowing identification of change.
It causes gradual deterioration of the macula – (The central portion of your retina which enables detailed vision)
There are two types – Dry and Wet
Wet AMD causes rapid reduction in vision and must be treated in hospital very rapidly.
OCT can help to identify the earliest signs of AMD, and determine whether it is Wet or Dry and also monitor its progress over time.
OCT examination helps enable early detection of diabetic retinopathy allowing early referral and management, which can greatly improve the success rate of treatment.
As people age the vitreous jelly that takes up space in our eyeball can change, it becomes less firm and can move away from the back of the eye, in some cases it can cause pulling of the retinal surface. The danger of this condition is that there is no pain and your eyesight will seem unchanged, but the back of your eye maybe undergoing damage.
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