Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

Optical Coherence Tomography is a noninvasive imaging technology used to obtain high resolution cross-sectional images of the intraocular structures. In diabetic retinopathy, yellow spot disease and diseases related to eye parts such as optic nerve, glaucoma, choroid, retina, the structural condition of the eye are examined in detail. In OCT (eye tomography) performed for these purposes, precise imaging and measurement of the retinal layer of the eye is performed with the help of low-energy laser beams. Optical Coherence Tomography uses technology that is best compared to ultrasound, except that it employs light rather than sound and thereby achieves clearer, sharper resolution. It is an examination performed without eye contact and without the need for dilation of the pupil. No radiation or X-rays are used in this test, an OCT scan does not hurt and it is not uncomfortable at all.