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Optical Coherence Tomography

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Optical Coherence Tomography

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging technique that uses light waves to take high-resolution cross-sectional images of your retina. This test enables our doctor to detect a wide range of eye diseases in their early stages, often before symptoms or vision loss occurs. 

The OCT scan provides incredibly detailed images of the retina’s layers and allows your doctor to monitor changes to your eyes’ internal structures over time. During the test, you will sit in front of the OCT machine and rest your head on a support to keep it still. The test is quick and painless and only takes about 5-10 minutes to complete. 

How are optical coherence tomography scans used? 

An OCT scan can help our doctor diagnose a variety of eye diseases and conditions, including: 

  • Diabetic retinopathy 
  • Age-related macular degeneration 
  • Macular edema 
  • Glaucoma 
  • Retinal detachment, occlusions, or bleeding 
  • Macular hole 
  • Neovascularization 

You may need an OCT scan if you have an increased risk of eye disease or are over a certain age. If you have already been diagnosed with an eye disease, an OCT scan will help your doctor monitor the progression of the disease. 

At SIGHT in West Hartford, we use the latest in OCT technology to ensure an accurate diagnosis of potentially sight-stealing eye conditions.  

OCT with AngioVue for glaucoma 

OCT is the best management tool available for glaucoma. Glaucoma is a condition that causes damage to the optic nerve (the nerve that carries visual messages from your eye to your brain), which can lead to vision loss. It is a common eye disease that affects millions of people worldwide. Early detection and treatment of glaucoma are crucial to prevent vision loss.  

OCT with AngioVue provides high-resolution images of the optic nerve head and nerve fibers, allowing eye doctors to make an accurate diagnosis of glaucoma. The technology provides detailed information about the thickness of the nerve fibers, which can help determine the severity of the disease and the appropriate treatment. 

OCT with AngioVue for retinal disease 

OCT with AngioVue provides high-resolution images of the retina and blood vessels, allowing our eye doctors to make an accurate diagnosis of retinal diseases. Using this non-invasive, cutting-edge technology, our eye doctors can detect changes in the retina that are not visible during a routine eye exam. They can spot early signs of retinal diseases such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal vein occlusion. Early detection of these diseases can lead to early treatment and prevent vision loss. Studies show that OCT with AngioVue can even detect early signs of multiple sclerosis. 

Contact our office today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam and learn more about how OCT scans can help you maintain optimal eye health.