Optical Coherence Tomography
in Chicago IL

What is Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)?

A woman having a Optical coherence tomography test at an ophthalmologist office.Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a non-contact, non-invasive, advanced imaging technique used to obtain high-resolution cross-sectional images of the retina.

What An OCT imaging Technique can Diagnose

OCT is often used to diagnose selected macular diseases such as macular holes, macular edema, age-related macular degeneration, central serous retinopathy, epiretinal membranes, and retinal inflammatory diseases.

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How Does OCT Work?

OCT utilizes technology that is similar to CAT scans of internal organs, using a scattering of light to rapidly scan the eye to create an accurate cross-section. OCT also measures the thickness of retinal nerve fiber layers to diagnose glaucoma and other diseases of the optic nerve.

Why OCT is Safe

Unlike other imaging techniques, OCT uses no radiation, sound, or radiofrequency waves. As a result, there is no risk to the patient or harmful side-effects.

Optical Coherence Tomography is available at Illinois Retina Associates.

Patient Testimonial

Dr. MacCumber’s examination was very thorough, with lots of photos, to explain my retina problem. He’s very professional, courteous, and explanatory. The staff is also very professional and comforting, as usual. I’ve been coming here, at the Lincoln Park location, for 10 years now and feel very confident with Illinois Retina Associates for my eye (retina) care.”

– Steven G


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