Optical Coherence Tomography

mac holeAs part of our commitment to investing in the latest optometric technology we acquired a market-leading Optical Coherence Tomographer in 2013. These instruments are capable of imaging the internal structures of the eye in phenomenal detail, aiding diagnosis and providing us with precise measurements.

They have a key role, for example, in;

  • Diagnosis of ‘wet’ age-related macula degeneration
  • Early detection of chronic glaucoma (potentially several years ahead of other techniques)
  • Refinement of intra-ocular pressure measurements
  • Identification of some complications of cataract surgery
  • Early detection of potentially sight-threatening aspects of diabetic eye disease
  • Objective assessment of patients at risk of acute (closed angle) glaucoma