Optical Coherence Tomography

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a regular part of your visit to Saskatoon Eye Surgeons. This technology allows our team to obtain high-resolution pictures of the retina,  macula, optic disc, choroid and cornea. It is very similar to ultrasound technology except that it uses light rather than sound. This noninvasive test uses the reflections of a dim red light off the retina and optic nerve to build a digital model of the structures within the eye. The resolution of OCT allows the doctor to see details in the retina and optic nerve that may not otherwise be noticed. OCT allows our doctors to view and evaluate conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, macular degeneration, macular holes, and macular edema. Using this technology, we can closely monitor and manage these conditions.

Your eyes will be dilated prior to this test to ensure that crisp, clear images are recorded. This test takes approximately 5 minutes and is completely non-contact and non-invasive. 

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