Optical Coherence Tomography – OCT

Our 3D OCT (Optical Coherence Tomographer) available at our Caerphilly practice allows us to scan your retina and optic nerve in 3D to help us detect early signs, or monitor existing changes of macular degeneration, macular hole, glaucoma and diabetes in the eye.

Detecting these changes at an early stage could lessen the chances of your eyesight being permanently affected.

We recommend you have an 3D OCT scan if:

  • you are over 60
  • you have a family history of glaucoma
  • you have a family history of macular degeneration
  • you have glaucoma
  • you have macular degeneration
  • you have diabetes
  • you have any retinal abnormalities
  • you have a family history of eye problems

Anyone can have an OCT scan, even if it is just for your own interest

“With our new 3D OCT we have once again invested in the future of our patient’s eye health. This remarkable technology unlocks a valuable new perspective and will enable our professionals to deliver eye care more accurately and promptly than what was possible before.” John Harris