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Advanced Technology – Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

Your eyesight is priceless, and we are here to protect it!

We use the most up-to-date technology to ensure the best eye care possible. Here are some of the different types of tests and equipment you may experience on a visit to our Practice.

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) retinal imaging is a quick, non-invasive scan that allows our doctors to see beneath the surface of your retina. This unique technology can help Jeremy D. Fowler, O.D. detect vision-threatening diseases in their early stages, when they are most treatable, such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Traditional eye exams and retinal photography do not provide this level of detail.

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Optomap Retinal Imaging

Optomap ultra-widefield retinal imaging is a panoramic digital image of the retina that can show an 82% view of your retina at one time.

  • Optomap facilitates early protection from vision impairment or blindness by allowing the detection of problems more quickly and easily.
  • It can help with the early detection of life-threatening diseases like cancer, stroke, and cardiovascular disease.

It is completely comfortable, and the scan takes less than a second.

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Here are just a few examples of what this looks like:

Did you know?

  • Sight-threatening eye diseases often have no outward signs or symptoms in the early stages.
  • State-of-the-art technology can help your doctor see early signs of these diseases.
  • Early detection and treatment of eye disease may reduce your risk of vision loss.


Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging technique that uses light waves to create detailed, cross-sectional images of the retina, the layer of tissue at the back of the eye that contains the photoreceptors responsible for detecting light. It works by illuminating the retina with light and measuring the reflections and scattering of the light as it bounces back through the tissue. The information collected is used to construct detailed images of the retina, which can be used to diagnose and monitor a wide range of eye diseases, including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma.

Why Would My Eye Doctor Recommend an OCT Scan?

There are a number of reasons your eye doctor may decide that an OCT test may be important to add to your eye exam. These include:

  • to monitor the progression of an existing eye condition such as age-related macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy
  • to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment for an existing eye condition
  • to screen for eye conditions such as glaucoma or retinal detachment
  • to detect early signs of eye disease in patients who are at high risk for developing eye conditions such as individuals with a family history of eye disease, those with diabetes, or those who have had previous eye surgery.

If you have symptoms of eye conditions such as blurry vision, floaters, or difficulty seeing in low light, speak to our eye care team about whether an OCT test might be helpful in maintaining your vision and eye health.

Want to learn more about how our Cherry Grove eye doctors can help you see clearly and comfortably every day? Come visit our eye clinic, or give us a call at /eye-care-services/comprehensive-eye-exams/#call_us today!

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