3D OCT DIGITAL RETINAL SCANS AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Molsom & Associates were one of the first Spalding practices to have invested in OCT technology so we have many years experience taking images and reviewing the results.
The scanning procedure is painless and is similar to having a photograph taken, but with the camera positioned close to the eye. Nothing touches the eye and there is no discomfort during the scan.
Basically our OCT not only takes better more detailed retinal photographs by using a Nikon digital SLR camera, but takes 128 individual cross-section scans of the retina at the back of the eye. These scans are like viewing a biopsy of the retina on a high powered microscope without even touching the eye. The images can also be put together to produce a 3D image of the back of the eye, which is a very powerful tool to show small detail and changes that could cause future problems.
A number of ocular conditions can be diagnosed including;
- Vitreous Detachments
- Macular holes
- Age-related Macular Degeneration
At Molsom & Associates we now only offer our Advanced Examinations which include full scans and photography. During your Eye Examination your Optometrist will review your results and we can build an invaluable ongoing record of not only the health but the condition of your eyes.