Advanced digital imaging technologies provide early detection and treatment
West Coast Mobile Eye Care uses advanced diagnostic equipment to detect and treat ocular disorders much sooner than traditionally available. We are now using digital photography and Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT) to photograph and scan the interior chambers of the patient’s eyes.
A critical high technology device for early detection and treatment of numerous eye disorders, digital photography are key to modern eye care. They allow our doctors much more time to inspect the interior chambers of the eye that was previously unavailable. Additionally, the high quality means for definition to offer views previously unseen. These are some features among many others that, when combined, offer the doctor superior ocular disorder detection. The earlier we can detect issues, the sooner we are able to treat it and the more likely we will be able to preserve the patients vision.
Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT)
Ocular Coherence Tomography is an optical signal acquisition and processing method that can construct two and three dimensional cross-sections or views of the eye. The machine actually allows our doctors to section the optic nerve or retina tissue and examine them in great detail to determine problem areas long before they cause the patient issues. The machine works by sending a near-infrared light through the chamber of the eye. The light is scattered when it hits the various mediums of the eye, also known as an interferometric technique. The light that is reflected back into the device is then reconstructed into a three dimensional image of the eye. The OCT produces a sub-micrometer resolution, therefor providing the operator and doctor unprecedented detail.