Redgate Opticians in High Wycombe would like to announce that the latest 3D OCT Ocular Scanning is now available.
What is a 3D OCT Scan?
OCT is a new and highly advanced screening system that can give earlier and more accurate diagnosis of potentially serious eye conditions such as glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, macular holes, vitreous detachments etc.
Similar to ultrasound, OCT uses light rather than sound waves to show in 3D the different layers that make up the back of your eye. We also capture a digital photograph of the surface of your eye to cross-reference any areas of concern.
Who is it for and Why?
The OCT scan is for anyone concerned about Glaucoma, Macula Degeneration, Diabetic Eye Disease and Retinal Issues. This technology now allows us to pick up issues years in advance, allowing treatment to start earlier which increases the likelihood of a good outcome.
How does it compare to existing technology?
OCT and Retinal Imaging have progressed just like other technology. Our 3D OCT scanner has extremely high resolution allowing our Specialists to view the eye in detail that was simply impossible just a few years ago.
The above image is a cross section of the front of a patients eye. The very top layer is the cornea, the structure at the bottom of the image is the Iris (the coloured part of the eye which forms the pupil)