Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is an established high-resolution imaging capable of non-invasive, cross-sectional and real-time monitoring of the retinal nerve fibre layer.
What conditions can OCT help to diagnose?
Accurate measurements can monitor the subsequent disease development and efficacy of the established treatment.
OCT examination is recommended for every patient:
We recommend everyone to have an OCT scan even if he or she does not have any symptoms yet.
To prepare the patient for the OCT examination, the ophthalmologist puts - after the initial measurements and control - dilating eye drops into his or her eyes which widen the pupil and make it easier to examine the retina. The OCT machine will scan the eye and examine the state of the retina. Scanning that takes about 10 minutes is non-invasive, painless and without touching the eye.