Optical Coherence Tomography

OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) is now available at Family Eye Care. The Zeiss Cirrus OCT creates a cross-sectional image of specific structures in your eye allowing for a more thorough and detailed determination of your eye health.  The Zeiss Cirrus OCT is completely painless and creates a high-resolution image of structures of your eye in seconds.

Your optometrist at Family Eye Care may use the Zeiss Cirrus OCT to help diagnose or monitor conditions such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, and diabetic eye disease. This is another important procedure in maintaining good eye health.

What Is Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)?

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging test that uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye.

What Happens During An OCT?

To prepare you for an optical coherence tomography (OCT) exam, your optometrist may put dilating eye drops in your eyes in order to widen your pupil and make it easier to examine the retina. Once your eyes are dilated, you will be seated in front of the OCT machine and will rest your head on a support to keep it motionless. The equipment will then scan your eye without touching it. Afterwards, your eyes may be sensitive to light for several hours from being dilated.

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