Optical Coherence Tomography

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The Advanced Eyecare Centre now offers Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT).

An OCT is like a CAT scan of the eye, allowing your doctor to view your retina and optic nerve in extremely high detail.  It is safe and painless, using light waves to take a cross-sectional picture of the retina and nerve fibers.

Here is what a cross-sectional image of the retina looks like, revealing all 10 of its layers.  This precise view allows your doctor to quickly and accurately diagnose diseases of the retina.  It also allow your doctor to accurately assess whether an existing condition has worsened.


This is an example of a cross-sectional image of the optic nerve, along with more extensive data analysis, which is particularly useful for diagnosing and monitoring glaucoma.


Who is a candidate for OCT?

If you have any of the following conditions, you are a good candidate for OCT:

  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Hole
  • Epiretinal Membrane
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Floaters (particularly new onset floaters)
  • Glaucoma
  • Other Optic Nerve Disorders

Ask about OCT at your next eye examination.