Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is an advanced technology that safely allows your ophthalmologist to clearly see cross-sectional images of the delicate internal structures inside the eye.
This allows your doctor to identify, diagnose and monitor many types of retinal and optic nerve disorders.
The OCT instrument looks similar to a camera. It never touches the eye, nor does it cause any discomfort. It’s quick and easy to obtain the images.
OCT images are especially helpful in diagnosing and monitoring glaucoma.
OCT enables your doctor to watch closely for the slightest retinal or optic nerve changes in order to respond as needed. OCT gives your doctor high quality, highly accurate knowledge of your eyes that is simply unavailable with other technology.
This extremely detailed understanding of your eyes can be instrumental and essential in safeguarding your vision for many years to come.
Educational materials provided by Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc.