What is OCT Technology and What Does It Do?

What is OCT Technology and What Does It Do?

Usually these are found only in ophthalmology practices, but at Stickle & Strawn Optometry we now have one too!

We Use OCT Imaging to Detect Many Eye Diseases Much Sooner Compared to Conventional Testing

OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY is a noninvasive imaging technology used to obtain high resolution cross-sectional images of the retina. The layers within the retina can be differentiated and retinal thickness can be measured to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of retinal diseases and conditions.

OCT testing has become a standard of care for the assessment and treatment of most retinal conditions. OCT uses rays of light to measure retinal thickness. No radiation or X-rays are used in this test, an OCT scan does not hurt and it is not uncomfortable.

OCT is useful in diagnosing and monitoring of many eye conditions including macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, retinal edema (swelling), toxicity to certain medications and vitreous traction disorders.

Optical Coherence Tomography uses technology that is best compared to ultrasound, except that it employs light rather than sound and thereby achieves clearer, sharper resolution.

Contact us today to book your appointment, and see the results of this latest technology!

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