Optical coherence tomography (OCT)

Optical coherence tomography is a non-invasive imaging test. OCT uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina. With OCT, your ophthalmologist can see each of the retina’s distinctive layers.  This allows your ophthalmologist to map and measure their thickness. These measurements help with diagnosis. 

Why Doctor may ask for this Exam?

Eye Doctor May ask this test to deiagnose or follow up one of the following conditions:

  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • AMD
  • Vitreomacular Traction
  • Central Serous Retinopathy
  • Macular holes
  • Choroidal neovascular membranes
  • Glaucoma

What will happen during this Exam?

The patient is seated in front of a device and one eye is examined at time. The patient must focus on a target shown to him and then the photo is taken.

How much time does it takes? 

OCT taked from 2-5 minutes for both eyes.