Retinal Scan

OCT Scans at Early & Edmonds

Our Brand New OCT technology can enable us to detect glaucoma and macula degeneration at a much earlier stage than is possible with conventional equipment and standard RETINAL PHOTOGRAPHY which only allows views of the top layer of the retina; however, Retinal Photos can still be useful and are standard in our eye exams.

What is it?

Early And Edmonds has the very latest OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) scanning technology. This new advancement in eye screening uses state-of-the-art technology that enables us to take a 3-Dimensional scan of the back of your eye.

Why do we use it?

This new technology brings a new and essential technique to scan your eyes and diagnose a number of common conditions that can affect your sight including glaucoma, vitreous detachments and macular degeneration, which in their early stages may not be visible in a routine examination or with standard retinal photography.

The 3D imaging taken during the scan is made up of individual scans of each layer of the retina. OCT imaging allows us view each layer of the retina individually and detect any signs of degeneration before any symptoms are present. This early detection can help to prevent later problems.
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Frequently Asked Questions

OCT scans are particularly important for those who have a family history of age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma as it allows us to detect signs up to four years earlier than traditional methods.

Every time you have an eye examination. The software allows us to track changes over time.

The scan allows us to monitor your retina over time for changes associated with early glaucoma and macular degeneration. These are conditions that are not necessarily monitored through the diabetic retinal screening, so yes, you will still benefit.