OCT testing is one of the most modern methods used in the basic diagnosis of sight problems.
Optical coherent fundus tomography today replaces invasive fluorescein angiography, which requires intravenous contrast to be provided to the patient. In contrast, the OCT test is a fully safe one and can be performed many times, even at close intervals. Learn more.
In which cases is optical scanning used?
Optical scanning is the basis of optical coherent tomography of the eye fundus. The examination of the vinegar is carried out routinely in the event of a diagnosis being necessary:
Eye volleyball when yellow spot disease is suspected. This test is non-invasive and non-contact.
Visual nerve disc and fibers when the patient is suspected of glaucoma or other diseases of the visual nerve.
The front of the eyeball when the thickness of the cornea needs to be assessed. In this way it is also possible to undertake the analysis, i.e. the pachymetry of OCT and OCT of the filtration angle.
Who is the tester for?
It is important to remember that the OCT test should be carried out only in proven ophthalmic surgeries. They may only be carried out by a qualified ophthalmologist with the relevant specialisation and after completion of the corresponding training.
What does the patient need to know?
It is interesting to note that the patient does not require any special preparation in order to examine the vinegar. The only discomfort he can experience is with the drops he lets into his eyes to widen his pupils. Their side effects can be temporary loss of sight or photophobia. However, they never cause permanent complications.
How does the test look?
The examination of vinegar lasts from a few to several minutes. The patient’s chin is placed on a special support leg, thanks to which his eyes are attached to the lens, which allows to record every detail of the image. Importantly, the results of the examination are known and communicated to the patient immediately after its completion.
When should I have my vinegar checked?
Too few patients still knock on ophthalmic surgeries. Unfortunately, we most often turn to a specialist for help when the symptoms of the disease are already at an advanced stage. The examination of vinegar, which can be carried out routinely, allows for the detection of dysfunction at the level of its initial phase.
A professional examination of this kind should be carried out whenever the patient has already noticed the first symptoms of visual impairment. These include short-sightedness, double vision, blurred image, flickering.
Let us remember that sight is one of the most important organs of our body, and eyes allow us to function normally. Let us take care of them and examine the vinegar at least once a year as a preventive measure. This can be done in complete safety, and such diagnosis does not affect our eyes in any way. It allows to recognize visual disturbances and to implement proper treatment. Optical coherent fundus tomography is also very often performed during therapy to assess its effectiveness.