Optical coherence tomography, also known as OCT, is a comfortable, non-contact and non-invasive imaging technique which shows the different cell layers of the retina and optic nerve. OCT imaging takes a few minutes and is performed in our office using the latest equipment. OCT enables the precise diagnosis and management of retinal and optic nerve diseases including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma.
OCT angiography may also be used to visualize blood flow in the retina without the use of intravenous dyes.
No special preparation is required for OCT or OCT angiography imaging. OCT imaging is similar to having a photograph taken of your eye, except that the OCT images are much more highly detailed and provide cross-sectional information.
Dr. Hee was instrumental in developing the first OCT retinal imaging system during his Ph.D. studies in Electrical Engineering at MIT and he continues to perform research into new OCT technology.
OCT image showing the cellular layers of the retina in cross-section