High Definition Eye Imaging

Cirrus OCT

We are excited to offer cutting edge imaging technology in our office.  With the addition of the Cirrus OCT (ocular coherence tomography) device manufactured by Carl Zeiss, it is now possible to view and measure the intricate structures of the eye.  The test is brief, usually only taking 5-10 minutes, and is non-contact, so there is no discomfort.

Using light, the device is able to take high definition images of the retina, optic nerve, and cornea.  This can be useful to diagnose and follow diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy.  The high resolution images allow very detailed and even 3D views of the eye, which can in turn allow earlier diagnosis of these potentially very serious eye conditions.  This newest generation of OCT device is much quicker, acquiring 27,000 measurements at a time, compared to 400 for the previous generation.

The OCT will be particularly useful for glaucoma, as it can detect early signs of glaucoma well before traditional exams.  As you can read about on the “Eye Care Information” page, glaucoma causes nerve damage in the eye.  The Cirrus OCT takes high resolution measurements of the optic nerve to detect any loss of nerve tissue.  For existing glaucoma patients, we typically repeat the test annually to detect any sign of disease progression, and initiate appropriate treatment.

Again we are very excited to offer this cutting edge technology to our patients, right here in the office.  I believe that it will allow better management of glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic eye disease, among other problems.  This is part of our commitment to providing compassionate, quality eye care with the best that medical science has to offer.
Cirrus OCT

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