Q: Please describe what the OCT is used for and give a basic sense of how it works.
Dr. Cohn: Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging test that uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye.
Q: What components, or how much of the surface of the cornea, does the OCT map? Why is this critical for eye health?
Q: What is it about this particular technology that you find most exciting? What is the component that made you feel you need to invest in this for your practice?
Dr. Cohn: The OCT allows us to find issues that otherwise may have been missed. Patients like being able to see that everything is normal. If there is a problem, they can actually see it and be involved in their care.