This month we focus on the New Zeiss OCT Scanner which is mainly used to investigate, diagnose and monitor glaucoma and macular disease by creating high resolution images of the eye.
An Optical Coherence Tomography scan (commonly referred to as an OCT scan) is the latest advancement in imaging technology. Similar to ultrasound, this diagnostic technique employs light rather than sound waves to achieve higher resolution pictures of the structural layers of the back of the eye.
Dr. Bricker Buseth explains:
"OCT -Imaging gives us the ability to take high definition (3-D) views of the eye. These scans of the eye are similar to an ultrasound they use light waves as opposed to sound waves and this gives us the ability to see the layers beneath the retina which otherwise cannot be seen. These detailed images are revolutionizing early detection and treatment of eye conditions such as wet and dry age related macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal detachment and diabetic eye disease.
An OCT scan is a non-invasive painless test and allows instant viewing of the retina and optic nerve in great detail. We are able to detect problems before they start to affect someone's vision. The doctors at Eye Services are able to assure our patients that they are receiving the highest level of treatment and care available."