Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
OCT is the latest advance in imaging technology. another way we provide a comprehensive eye test in the Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt area to our patients to detect the early signs of any eye conditions before they affect your eyesight.
Similar to ultrasound, this diagnostic imaging technique employs light rather than sound waves to achieve higher resolution pictures of the structural layers of the back of the eye; and can detect the early signs of retinal disease, glaucoma and macular degeneration.
Topcon Maestro 3D OCT-1 with Macula scan and Fundus image.
With an OCT scan, our highly trained optometrists are provided with colour-coded, cross-sectional images of the retina. These detailed images are revolutionizing early detection and treatment of eye conditions such as wet and dry age-related macular degeneration, Glaucoma, Retinal Detachment and Diabetic Retinopathy.
We also perform OCT on the front segment of the eye including the cornea (clear front cover of the eye), the iris (coloured circle of the eye), and the lens of the eye (which is housed just behind the iris and pupil).
This high-resolution imaging system is used to accurately measure corneal thickness and fluid movement within the eye. It gives the most detailed cross-sectional view of the cornea, which is highly useful in monitoring conditions related to the front of the eye such as keratoconus and glaucoma.