What is an OCT scan

An Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) uses laser scanning technology to take cross-section pictures of your retina and optic nerve. OCT tests are useful in diagnosing many eye conditions such as macular hole, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy.

We recently updated our technology. Our new instrument scans at a rate of 100,000 scans per second versus our old machine which scanned 27,000 scans per second. This allows the technician to be able to scan a patient quickly obtaining pictures they may not have been able to capture in the past. The faster scan acquisition greatly improves the quality of the scan as well. It also adds new reporting capabilities enabling the physician the ability to track and compare test results from year to year.

We are excited to add the most current technology to our clinic so we are able to continue to provide advanced diagnostic testing for our patients.

What is an OCT scan?