Glaucoma is a serious eye disease that can cause blindness. The best defense is an early eye exam designed to detect glaucoma at the earliest possible stage and slow its progression.
We use a non-invasive imaging test called Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) to detect the earliest retinal changes for patients with macular degeneration and nerve damage caused by glaucoma. With our Cirrus HD-OCT, the most advanced retinal and optic nerve imaging device available, we can detect these diseases years before traditional tests would discover them.
For retinal disorders, the Cirrus HD-OCT technology uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina. With these pictures our optometrists see the retina’s distinctive layers and measure their thickness. OCT also allows us to see changes in the retinal structure that might point to a range of disorders, and to refine treatments for a variety of retinal diseases.