Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

OCT is a relatively new imaging technique that has gained much popularity in the diagnosis and treatment of retinal disease. It is similar to ultrasound, but as opposed to sound or radio waves, light is used to obtain very high resolution images at the microscopic level. Images of the retina can be obtained in seconds, is non-invasive, and no ionizing radiation is employed. OCT is safe, effective, and used very commonly to help manage diseases such as wet macular degeneration, macular hole, macular pucker, and macular edema from retinal vein occlusions.