Eye Health technology

Optical Coherence Tomography

Eye Health technology

Optical Coherence Tomography

The eye doctor at Lemoncelli Eyecare in Nashville, TN utilizes the latest in diagnostic technology to diagnose eye health problems accurately and efficiently, including eye diseases and various eye conditions. Optical coherence tomography, otherwise known as OCT, is a critical device for the early diagnosis of several serious eye diseases and conditions.  

Optical Coherence Tomography  

At Lemoncelli Eyecare in Nashville, TN, patients can benefit from the latest in eye diagnostic technology. Using Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), the eye doctor can accurately and efficiently diagnose various eye conditions and diseases.

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive scan of the retina that produces detailed, 3D, color-coded, and cross-sectional images of the macula and the retina. These high-resolution images enable the eye doctor to detect early signs of eye disease before any symptoms may appear.  The laser used during the scan provides a painless and efficient way to obtain these images. The entire test takes about 5-10 minutes to complete, and there is no contact with the eye.

How are optical coherence tomography scans used?   

OCT scans are used to diagnose, manage, and treat several eye diseases and conditions. These include diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, macular edema, glaucoma, drusen, retinal detachment, occlusions, or bleeding, macular hole, and neovascularization.

Patients who are at risk of developing eye disease or have a history of eye conditions should consider getting an OCT scan as part of their comprehensive eye exam. If a patient has already been diagnosed with an eye disease, an OCT scan can provide valuable information to monitor their treatment.

What are the benefits of getting an optical coherence tomography scan?

There are several benefits of getting an OCT scan, including:

Early detection of eye diseases and conditions

OCT can detect eye diseases and conditions in their early stages, even before symptoms appear. This allows for timely treatment to prevent or slow down the progression of the disease, potentially avoiding vision loss.

Precise and accurate imaging

OCT produces high-resolution images of the retina, macula, and optic nerve, allowing eye doctors to identify even the smallest abnormalities or changes in these structures.

Monitoring of treatment progress

If you’ve been diagnosed with an eye disease, OCT can be used to monitor the progress of your treatment and ensure that it’s working effectively.

Comprehensive eye care

OCT can be used as part of a comprehensive eye exam, particularly for patients who are at higher risk of developing eye diseases or conditions. It can help identify potential problems early and inform treatment decisions.

If you are at risk of developing eye disease, or have other factors in your health history, your eye doctor may recommend an OCT scan as part of your comprehensive eye exam. If you have already been diagnosed with an eye disease, an OCT scan will provide your doctor valuable information to monitor your treatment.