Introducing the Spectralis OCT
Eyecare Associates continues to provide the most advanced technology for our patients.
Spectralis is one of the many services offered by Eyecare Associates to better understand conditions that affect the eye. Spectralis uses 3D optical imaging to see nerve fibers and structures inside the eye. This information helps our eye doctors determine the best course of action for conditions such as glaucoma.
Eyecare Associates has recently added Spectralis OCT imaging to our array of diagnostic technology. The Spectralis OCT allows us to obtain microscopic pictures of the retina to aid in detection and treatment of glaucoma, as well as diabetic eye disease and age-related macular degeneration.
OCT is a new diagnostic tool that provides images of the back of the eye of unprecedented quality. This information is particularly helpful for diagnosing and monitoring many cases of retinal disease, as well as glaucoma. OCT uses a principle similar to ultrasound, yet, instead of sound waves, uses LASER light. OCT is 10 times more sensitive than ultrasound, with the ability to display objects as small as one hundredth of a millimeter wide.
The Spectralis is the newest generation of OCT LASERS and gives our doctors the most detailed images of retinal pathology available in a manner that is comfortable for the patient, quick and non invasive. The Spectralis allows us to monitor even the earliest stages of eye disease. Adding the OCT is just another step in our ongoing program to provide the most advanced technology to care for our patients.