We here at Bay Area Vision take a great deal of pride in our commitment to caring for your vision. We have numerous methods and pieces of equipment in our repertoire, which ensures that we can provide you with the best, most individualized care possible. One such procedure is Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). This painless, non-invasive procedure allows us to view cross-sections of the eye itself. The technology makes it easier to see the different structures within the eye, and to detect and monitor a variety of conditions. OCT also helps to find previously undetected issues, such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma.
How Does OCT Work?
The OCT creates an image of your retina. It is able to do so through the use of light waves, which reflect and are then measured to form a cross-section view of your retina. When the waves bounce off the various surfaces, they tell the machine how far away each point is, which allows for an accurate 3D image to be depicted. Our doctors are able to “read” these images to determine any abnormalities in the eye.
OCTA Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography with AngioPlex
This technology, from ZEISS, represents a revolutionary new method of retinal imaging. Disease management and treatment solutions become much more streamlined through the use of this non-invasive and dyeless procedure. Glaucoma and retinal disease are able to be more efficiently treated due to AngioPlex® OCT Angiography.
ZEISS Angioplex is unique in its ability to map out both vascular and structural parts eye anatomy with just one non-invasive scan. We are proud to provide OCT as a part of a new age of more accurate, more comfortable, and faster-than-ever vision care!
For more information on non-invasive retinal imaging or to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at (361) 993-7778!