The next generation of optical imaging arrives at Adelaide Eye & Laser Centre
Adelaide Eye & Laser Centre strives to maintain an exemplary level of ophthalmological care. With this goal in mind the purchase of the OCT is an important addition to the suite of diagnostic equipment available at AE&LC. The OCT is designed to ensure that diagnosis and documentation of the progression of eye conditions such as retinal disease (in particular macular disease) and optic nerve disease are able to be made at the most detailed level possible with the technology available today.
What is Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)?
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a new medical diagnostic imaging technology which can perform high resolution cross-sectional imaging in tissues. The operation of the OCT is similar to ultrasound imaging except that light is used rather than sound or radio waves. The OCT has higher spatial resolution than ultrasound and does not require direct contact with the eye or dilation of the pupil to acquire images.(If the pupil is too small to allow an accurate scan to be taken then dilation of the pupil will be necessary)
Imaging techniques which can provide tomographic or cross-sectional images of intraocular structures can yield powerful diagnostic information which is complementary to conventional retinal photography.
Indications for use of OCT in the eye
Optical Coherence Tomography is intended to be used as a diagnostic aid in the detection and management of ocular diseases including, but not limited to, macular (central retinal) conditions such as holes, swelling and age related degeneration; diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma.Back to News