Optic Nerve Analysis

What Is Optic Nerve Analysis?

The swift and painless OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) exam can detect the development of glaucoma years earlier than other available technologies. This is made possible by studying damage to the optic nerve caused by glaucoma before you lose any vision.

During the exam, you simply lean into the OCT instrument and look at a light. A harmless laser scans the back of your eye and forms an image in under one second. The entire procedure may be over in less than a minute. It is non-intrusive and often does not require pupil dilation.

Exam results take the shape of a color-coded “thickness map” of the retinal nerve fiber layer and optic nerve in your eye. In addition your information is tabulated and compared to a normative data bank. This supplies your physician with information about the health of your eyes that cannot be obtained from other exams.

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