Digital Retinal Imaging & OCT Scans
The eye doctors at Eye Wellness use cutting-edge digital imaging technology to assess your eyes. Many eye diseases, if detected at an early stage, can be treated successfully without total loss of vision. Your retinal images will be stored electronically. This gives the eye doctor a permanent record of the condition and state of your retina.
Retinal images are very important in assisting our Niagara Falls optometrists to detect and measure any changes to your retina each time you get your eyes examined. Many eye conditions, such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration are diagnosed by detecting changes over time.
The advantages of digital imaging include:
- A quick, safe, non-invasive and painless
- Provides detailed images of your retina and sub-surface of your eyes
- Provides instant, direct imaging of the form and structure of eye tissue
- Image resolution is extremely high quality
- Uses eye-safe near-infra-red light
- No patient prep required
Digital Retinal Imaging
Digital Retinal Imaging – Using the latest technology, we take a digital photograph of your retina in real time that allows us to monitor any changes in your retina over time.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
OCT is leading-edge technology that allows us to detect diseases such as glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and other retinal diseases, even in the absence of any signs or symptoms.
A scanning laser is used to analyze the layers of the retina and optic nerve for any signs of eye disease. It is similar to an CT scan of the eye. It works using light without radiation, and is essential for early diagnosis of glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinal disease.
With an OCT scan, doctors are provided with color-coded, cross-sectional images of the retina. These detailed images are revolutionizing early detection and treatment of eye conditions such as wet and dry age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal detachment and diabetic retinopathy.
An OCT scan is a noninvasive, painless test. It is performed in about 10 minutes right in our office. Feel free to contact our office to inquire about an OCT at your next appointment. The scan is similar to a fingerprint and provides us with a wide view to look at the health of your retina. The retina is the part of your eye that captures the image of what you are looking at, similar to film in a camera.
Many eye problems can develop without you knowing. You may not even notice any change in your sight. But, diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, and other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be seen with a thorough exam of the retina.