The Cirrus HD optical coherence tomography (OCT) instrument uses spectral domain technology to capture exquisite volumetric (3D) and high-definition line scans of the retina for precise detail of retinal tissue and pathology.
OCT is an imaging method that uses light to scan the retina and can be performed on undilated pupils as small as 3 mm in diameter. It provides detailed, real-time information about the structure of the living eye available to the clinician. Using light to scan the retina and optic disc, this pioneering technology brought new clinical tools for the diagnosis and management of retinal disease and glaucoma.
Over recent years, the capabilities of OCT for retinal diagnosis and follow-up have improved in age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.
OCT provides important additional information about the retina. It produces reliable, reproducible and objective retinal images, especially in diabetic macular edema. It enhances the ability to exactly diagnose diabetic macular edema, epiretinal membranes and vitreomacular or vitroretinal traction. OCT also brings new insights into morphological changes of the retina in diabetic retinopathy. It demonstrates that macular edema is a complex clinical entity. With OCT, structural changes and quantitative assessment of macular edema have become feasible as determined with retinal thickness and volume. OCT is more sensitive to small changes in retinal thickness than slit-lamp biomicroscopy.
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