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Optical Coherence Tomography, otherwise known as OCT is a routine and vital part of many practice settings. It may seem like OCT has been around forever, but it is still a young imaging procedure. The technology was developed in 1991, but it wasn’t until 2002 that OCT imaging matured to the point where it became affordable and practical for practices to begin using it. Many of the first clinical OCT uses were for retinal abnormalities such as PVD, macular holes and epiretinal membranes. Beyond the initial retinal use, OCT has expanded in other specialties in ophthalmology. Glaucoma specialists are increasingly using both anterior and posterior segment OCT to assess and monitor glaucoma and glaucoma suspect patients. Cornea and refractive surgeons use AS-OCT to document and measure the condition of the cornea, angle and anterior chamber. Optical Coherence Tomography is an amazing technology that continues to change ophthalmic practice. It only takes a few minutes to non-invasively capture important diagnostic information that helps your eye doctor guide your treatment plan to help preserve vision. Visit one of our 8 locations including Eye Health of Fort Myers, Eye Health of Cape Coral and Eye Health of Naples.

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