Optical Coherence Tomography, more commonly known as OCT, has transformed eye care in the community as well as hospital eye units across the whole world. It uses a safe laser to give us a high-definition cross section view of your retina in vivo (live view). It is a simple, non-invasive procedure and is designed to scan through most cataracts (except for really bad cataract).
It shows us exactly what it looks like at that point in time. This is more than what has been traditionally done, which is just a simple photo of your eye. Hence it is an excellent diagnostic equipment for diagnosing retinal problems, monitoring progress or even just as a routine scan to pick up subtle abnormalities.
OCT can detect various eye problems such as macular degeneration, diabetic maculopathy, macular hole and macular oedema. The usage of OCT is expanding very frequently. One of them is the use of OCT to help diagnosing glaucoma earlier.
Of course, these tools are useless if you do not know how to use or make sense of the information. Our optometrists are proficient and skilled to analyze and make use of the data to make sound clinical judgement. Our specialist optometrists are heavily involved in corneal, medical retina and vitreo-retinal clinics with consultant ophthalmologists where OCT is being used routinely. Hence you can be reassured we understand and have wide exposure on various abnormalities.