Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) – Yankee Eye Clinic

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCTs a non-invasive imaging test).  OCT uses light waves to take 3-D or cross-section pictures of your retina and the distinctive layers to map and measure their thickness.  These images and measurements help detect early onset of many the top three known to cause blindness: glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration, and many other conditions and diseases such as macular holes, hypertensive retinopathy and optic nerve damage.

The imaging can be compared to the thickness of healthy retinal layers and can help doctors determine which retinal diseases or eye conditions exist even before the patient is aware of any problems.