Optical Coherence Tomography or OCT for short.
Eyes@Narangba are excited to introduce you to State of the Art Technology in Eye-Care – the Nidek OCT Duo.
An OCT is a sophisticated scanning system that produces highly detailed three-dimensional images of the retina. It is often likened to an MRI or x-ray of the eye. This scan will allow our Optometrists to see even more detailed images of the retina (the inner most layer of the interior eye), enabling them to accurately detect, monitor and control changes to the retina.
A digital retinal photograph allows us to take a photo of the back of your eyes, an OCT allows us to go much deeper examining the layers of the back of your eyes. This procedure is currently the only one that shows in-depth images of the eyes internal structures. Other procedures only show the surface of these structures.
An OCT scan can detect the early signs of age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, detached retinas and other eye disorders. This procedure only takes minutes and the equipment never touches the eye, so there is no discomfort.
If you have a family history of Macular Degeneration or Glaucoma or Diabetes and you have not had an OCT Screening, please drop by or call us for an appointment.