Optical Coherence Tomography
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a technologically advanced instrument which scans through the layers of the back of the eye. A high resolution three dimensional image can be obtained, similar to an MRI or ultrasound scan. This means that the layers beneath the surface of the retina can be seen for the first time. The OCT is a valuable diagnostic tool for many visual problems such as glaucoma, age related macular degeneration and diabetes. This enables us to precisely determine the type and extent of the visual problem and to discuss treatment options available.
This Technology is more common in hospital eye departments but this top level of care is available in only a few community optometry practices
This test is not part of the NHS Eye Test but is performed as part of an Extended Eye examination.