Our Abbotsford location uses the OCT Fundus Camera system that automatically aligns, focuses and captures a comprehensive analysis of the macula, optic disc and anterior segment of your eye with a single touch. The resulting reports enable comprehensive analysis.
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Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging test. OCT uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina. With OCT, your optometrist at iCare can see each of the retina’s distinctive layers. This allows us to map and measure their thickness. These measurements help with diagnosis. They also provide treatment guidance for glaucoma and diseases of the retina. These retinal diseases include age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic eye disease.
What Happens At The Exam
To prepare you for an OCT exam, your optometrist may or may not put dilating eye drops in your eyes. These drops widen your pupil and make it easier to examine the retina. You will sit in front of the OCT machine and rest your head on a support to keep it motionless. The equipment will then scan your eye without touching it. Scanning takes about 5 to 10 minutes. If your eyes were dilated, they may be sensitive to light for several hours after the exam.
Why choose oct eye exam
OCT is often used to evaluate disorders of the optic nerve as well as diagnose a number of conditions. The OCT exam helps us see changes to the fibres of the optic nerve. For example, it can detect changes caused by glaucoma. OCT relies on light waves. It cannot be used with conditions that interfere with light passing through the eye. These conditions include dense cataracts or significant bleeding in the vitreous.