Quantum Leap in Retinal Scanning Technology
Glaucoma or Macular Degeneration can sneak up on you.
OCT can help catch it.
Optical coherence tomopgrahy (OCT) is cutting-edge technology which gives us a whole new world of diagnostic possibilities.
The OCT takes 50,000 laser ultrasound images through the layers of the eye to enable us to see the retina, optic nerve, macula and cornea in 3D. No other instrument is able to provide this level of detail – it is like an X-ray or an MRI of your eye, but is non-invasive and entirely safe.
The OCT can be used for both earlier detection and better management of glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, keratoconus, and other eye diseases.
This is the most advanced instrument developed to date for examination of the retina and associated structures in cross - section.Our Nidek Advance OCT is one of the top of the range OCTs available.
The test will take about fifteen minutes.
OCT imaging has been made possible by advances in technology and is currently not covered by Medicare.*
Our current charges are:
- Standard OCT imaging: $70**
- Pensioners/Concession holders: $60**
Some private health funds may rebate a portion of this fee, depending on the patient’s level of cover. Should this cost represent a difficulty please discuss this with your optometrist.
* The Medicare status may change in the future.
** Further fees for analysis of results and further eye examination may be required.
Fees current as per 1/10/2015 and may be subject to change.
Glaucoma diagnosis with OCT:
Glaucoma - Early (mild)
Glaucoma - Moderate
Narrow Anterior Chamber Angle
Other conditions that may be diagnosed with OCT:
Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy
Central Serous Retinopathy
Age Related Macular Degeneration