Most diseases and eye problems show no clear symptoms except at an advanced stage, which means that an eye tissue can be damaged without the patient knowing it.
During the OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) examination, a series of 70 thousand per second 3D scans of the retina, macula, choroid, optic nerve but also cornea, lens and iris takes place. The resolution is 5μm !
Scans can reveal possible abnormalities and help identify and assess damage to the above-mentioned tissues.
More frequent OCT performance indications:
- Age-related macular degeneration
- Myopia and myopic maculopathy
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Macular edema of any etiology
- Central serous chorioretinopathy
- Epiretinal membrane
- Macular hole
- Toxic diseases due to medicines
- Occlusion of retinal artery or vein
- Vitreomacular traction syndrome
- Diseases of the vitreous body
- Corneal, lens, iris diseases
How OCT is conducted:
The OCT scan is very fast, completely painless and non-invasive. It takes less than a minute to produce 3D images.
The results are provided immediately.
Scans are stored electronically and are printed as an option for the patient. This allows for comparative control in the future.