The New LOOK at Zeiss Opticians.....The OCT eye scan, now available.
You will be interested to learn that Zeiss Opticians is now one of the only optometric practices in the county to own an O.C.T. Analyser.
This revolutionary procedure is similar to an MRI scan for the eyes. The OCT can image in 3D allowing the optometrist to see sometimes for the first time, problems within your eye that could not have easily be seen before.
What is OCT?
OCT stands for Optical Coherence Tomography and is a complex technology used to measure the eye and particularly the layers of the retina. The retina is the light sensitive area at the back of the eye, equivalent to film in a camera or CCD in a digital camera.
What happens when I have a scan?
The test is very simple, takes just a few seconds and is completely non-contact; there are no sudden puffs of air or light flashes. Any areas that may be unusual can be measured and later repeat scans can be lined up with the original and any changes can be seen and measured.
What can you see with OCT?
The retina can be damaged by many common diseases such as: Glaucoma, Diabetes and Age Related Macular Degeneration. Damage to the retina can lead to visual impairment or even blindness. Using OCT we can pick up any problems at a much earlier stage, usually allowing you better treatment options and a better visual outcome.
Should you wish find out more about the O.C.T Analyser, please get in contact.
OCT for Retinal Disease
With the new FastTrac retinal tracking system, precise macular thickness analyses, Fovea Finder™, detailed layer maps and more than 100 B-scans at your disposal, OCT provides the framework to comprehensively assess your retinal condition. OCT data cubes are registered with data from prior visits after the scan is acquired. This enables side-by-side visualization of the same location on the retina for each visit. The 3-D cubes and Advanced Visualization™ can also be used for pre-operative planning for VRI disorders.
OCT for Glaucoma
No other company offers a more complete suite of integrated glaucoma diagnostics. The OCT analyser is the HFA's perfect companion for glaucoma management. With OCT angle imaging and central corneal thickness measurements, you have the world’s standard-setting comprehensive tool for glaucoma structural assessment. Guided Progression Analysis™ (GPA) provides a powerful tool for determining change for RNFL and optic nerve head parameters.