What is an OCT??

To better manage diseases like Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration, we use the latest scanning of the retina with our Zeiss Cirrus Optical Coherence Tomographer which enables cross sectional imaging of the retina and optic nerve. This instrument uses a non invasive laser light instead of x rays to obtain an image. The procedure takes only a few minutes and is completely painless. During the procedure the patient is seated behind the instrument and asked to maintain fixation at a small light inside the instrument. While the patient is looking at the target the laser scans the retinal tissue in a matter of seconds. The digital color image obtained allows us to visualize abnormalities or structures within the retina down to less than 10 microns. This procedure is very helpful measuring nerve damage in glaucoma.

Retinal changes in diabetesmacular degeneration, central serous retinopathy, cystoid macular edema, epiretinal membranes, hypertensive retinopathy, and other conditions are also able to be managed more accurately than ever before.