At Palm Beach Eyes we have always believed in the need to stay abreast of the latest developments in technology and know that it is through clinical distinction that patients visit our practice. We are one of the few practices in Palm Beach County to have invested in high resolution OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) technology which allows us to offer a unique service to patients.
OCT technology is the next generation in high-resolution imaging of the retina and other internal structures of the eye, effectively an “optical ultrasound”. The unique way in which the image is formed means that for the first time it is possible to see below the surface of the retina and view the microscopic layers beneath. This is of profound importance in determining the precise diagnosis of visual problems and helping guide patients with their treatment options. Everyone would benefit from an OCT scan.
The scanning procedure is painless, noninvasive and is similar to having a photograph taken, but with the camera positioned close to the eye. Nothing touches the eye and there is no discomfort during the scan. OCT scans are like viewing a biopsy of the retina on a high powered microscope without ever touching the eye. These scans can also be put together to produce a 3D image of the back of the eye, which is a very powerful tool to show small detail and changes that could cause future problems.