Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging technique used to take cross-sectional scans of your retina.
With OCT our eye care professionals can see each of the retinal layers in great detail.
The scans provide a wealth of information about the health of the retina and are commonly used to help diagnose and monitor ocular diseases such as glaucoma, diabetes and macular diseases such as Age-Related Macular Degeneration, macular oedema and macular holes.
What’s the difference between an OCT and a Retinal photograph?
A Retinal photograph is a photo of the retinal surface viewing the retina face on, whilst an OCT is a cross-section through the deeper layers.
A retinal photograph gives your eye care professional a very good picture of the overall general health of the eye, whilst the OCT gives far greater detail allowing for detection of disease early on.
OCT is separate from an eye test and may be booked in conjunction with an eye test or as a separate appointment should the need arise. Our eye test bookings can be tailored according to your needs.
The scan takes a couple of minutes to capture, and the results are then discussed.
OCT imaging is available only at our Optika Pender gardens clinic at the cost of €100.