Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
OCT is a non-invasive, office-based imaging devise that relies on the properties of scattering light to create high resolution cross-sectional images of the retina. These images help the ophthalmologist examine the retinal structure at a microscopic level. It is commonly used to aide in the diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of a myriad of retinal conditions including, macular holes, epiretinal membranes, retinal swelling and macular degeneration. OCT is of no risk to the patient and has no harmful side effects.