OCT helps diagnose cause, extent of vision loss from eye diseases

Ocular Coherence Tomographer

The Des Moines Register (12/10, Villanueva-Whitman) reports that “optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an advanced eye-imaging tool” in which “light waves make the images” of the retina “at least 10 times more detailed than using sound waves. The 3-D scan is another tool to help diagnose patients with macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy,” explained optometrist Melissa Billings, OD, providing more precise diagnosis of “the cause and extent of vision loss from diseases that affect the retina or optic nerve.” For example, “OCT imaging helps monitor thinning in the retina before a” glaucoma “patient has signs of visual loss,” and “can assess how many layers of swelling are involved” in patients with macular degeneration “who have swelling near the macula.”

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