Bellamy Eye CareOCT Scanning
The most up to date OCT scanner technology to look after the health of your eyes.
At our Leicester practice we have invested in a Nidek Duo OCT scanner. OCT stands for ocular coherence tomography and is cutting edge equipment for an optical practice. We have been using digital retinal imaging at both practices for quite some time. This allows us a much better view of the inside of the eye than can be achieved using standard instruments. The OCT scan goes much, much further and deeper enabling us to see the layers underneath the surface. We can measure these layers of the retina in minute detail, pick up any abnormalities, spot extremely subtle changes over time and see things that we just could not see before. And all of this means that if you are unlucky enough to develop a problem with your eyes then we can pick it up at the earliest possible point and deal with it.
OCT is especially good at picking up and monitoring macular degeneration and problems with the central retina. It is also very helpful when looking for glaucoma and other diseases of the optic nerve. It is recommended for all those with a family history of glaucoma as it can pick up nerve damage much sooner than traditional techniques.
We realise that it can be very worrying to think you have an eye condition. For this reason, our optometrists have undergone extensive study in this area and will discuss your scans in detail with you. They will explain the findings and, if needed, take appropriate action whether it is to refer you to a specialist, see you again for a repeat scan to monitor progress or other course of action.
Here are some images taken from our scanner to give you an idea of what we are looking at.
3D OCT Scan of the macular area of the retina.