Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
OCT provides an advanced scan of different structures within the eye not normally visible. Light is used to provide highly detailed images in either 2 or 3D allowing different layers of the eye to be visualised. OCT is used in the detection of wet macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and glaucoma. The OCT scan is a quick and painless procedure taking less that 1 minute for each scan.
This service is recommended for:
- A family history of eye disease
- High blood pressure
- Diabetes Short sightedness
- Retinal Abnormalities
This service is not funded by the NHS and is provided at a cost of £20 per patient.