An Optical Coherence Tomography scan (commonly referred to as an OCT scan) is the latest advancement in imaging technology. Similar to an MRI, this diagnostic technique employs light rather than magnetic fields/radio waves to achieve higher-resolution pictures of the structural layers below the surface of the posterior portion of the eye.
It is a scanning laser used to analyze the layers of the retina and optic nerve for any signs of eye disease. The OCT uses light without radiation and is essential for early diagnosis of glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinal disease.
The OCT scan provides our doctors with color-coded, cross-sectional images of the retina. These detailed images are revolutionizing the early detection and treatment of eye conditions. The OCT scan is a noninvasive, painless test performed in our office and requires only about 10 minutes.