Most eye conditions will not have visible symptoms until they reach advanced stages. That means that you might have an eye disease without realizing it. At AB Vision Eyecare Centre in Linstead and Kingston, we include an Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) scan as part of our comprehensive eye exam to detect any eye issues you may be experiencing early on. This kind of scan uses cutting-edge technology in examining the retina of your eye closely.
How Does an OCT Scan Work?
An OCT scan works similarly to an ultrasound. This scan offers real-time pictures of your retina by employing light waves to illuminate the retina for a proper diagnosis.
Why Is an OCT Scan Used?
We mainly use OCT scans to diagnose, treat, and manage different types of ocular conditions, including:
- Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
- Diabetic Retinopathy
Since the OCT scan provides a detailed view of macula and retina, we can use it in diagnosing other conditions such as:
- Macular edema
- Macular pucker
- Macular hole
- Macular cysts
- Central serous retinopathy
- Retinal tear.
Advantages to an OCT Scan
Through an OCT scan, our ophthalmologist will have an in-depth look at your eyes. The process takes a few minutes without any object touching your eye.
Diagnosis for Eye Diseases
OCT scan is one of the best devices we use to diagnose eye conditions. If we manage to diagnose eye conditions early, we can offer you treatment before the condition becomes severe. Apart from early diagnosis of diseases, the scan can assist with:
- Diagnosis of other conditions such as vascular diseases, multiple sclerosis, and high blood pressure
- Monitoring the progress of eye disease
Who Needs an OCT Scan?
Our ophthalmologist may recommend an OCT scan if you have a higher risk of eye diseases. People with a higher susceptibility include patients over 50 years old or those who have:
- History of certain eye conditions
- Family history of eye diseases
Even if you do not have any of these conditions, we recommend an OCT scan to properly protect your eyes' health.
Contact Us for Eye Care from Our Ophthalmologist in Kingston or Linstead, Jamaica
At AB Vision Eyecare Centre, our team is committed to providing the eye care patients need for optimal vision. To learn more about our OCT scans or book an appointment, you can call us at (876) 980-3600. We welcome patients to experience our professional eye care at our Linstead or Kingston offices.