OCT or Optical Coherence Tomograpy is a non-invasive imaging technology that uses light waves to capture detailed, cross-sectional sub-surface images of transparent material. The information from the OCT helps Dr. Dietrich diagnose and manage potentially damaging ocular disesases.
The OCT functions similar to an ultrasound but with a much higher resolution. Instead of using soundwaves like an ultrasound however the OCT uses infrared light waves to capture images. The test is easy, painless, and obtains a plethora of information for Dr. Dietrich concerning the health of your eyes.
Many ocular diseases do not show any symptoms until vision is already lost. The OCT helps Dr. Dietrich identify anomalies and detect diseases that may threaten your sight. The OCT also aids Dr. Dietrich in determining the best treatment options and helps in tracking the progression of ocular disease.