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Optical Coherence Tomography

Optical Coherence Tomography, or OCT, is a non-invasive imaging test that uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye, called the retina. With this technology, each of the retina’s distinctive layers can be seen, down to a slice smaller than a human hair, allowing your eye doctor to map and measure the thickness of each individual layer. These measurements help with early detection, diagnosis and treatment guidance for retinal diseases and conditions. The sharpness and precision allowed by these high quality images allows for earlier detection than ever before of many eye conditions including, glaucoma, age related macular degeneration, macular pucker, macular edema, central serous retinopathy and diabetic retinopathy.

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“This state-of-the-art imaging technology will revolutionize the way we detect and treat common sight-threatening eye conditions. The OCT allows us to find issues that otherwise may have been missed, and the earlier we are able to catch these issues, the more likely we will be able to successfully treat them and save our patients’ invaluable sense of sight.” notes Dr. Rachel Cohn.

Between the ages of 35 and 40, a person’s statistical chances of developing sight-threatening eye conditions such as glaucoma and macular degeneration jump significantly and continue to rise as time passes. Dr. Cohn and her eyecare team at Wink Eyecare Boutique, therefore, recommend that all patients over the age of 35 have this test added to their normal annual comprehensive eye exam.
Please click on the link below for the full interview with Dr. Cohen. For more information, contact Wink Eyecare Boutique at (240) 753-6259.