Eye health technology

Optical Coherence Tomography

Dr. Mark Bennett and his team at Spectrum Eye Care in Colorado Springs, CO offer the latest eye care technology to diagnose eye diseases such as macular degeneration or glaucoma.

The doctors at Spectrum Eye Care in Colorado Springs utilize the latest in diagnostic technology to diagnose eye health problems accurately and efficiently, including eye diseases and various eye conditions. Optical Coherence Tomography, otherwise known as OCT, is a critical device for the early diagnosis of several serious eye diseases and conditions.  

Optical Coherence Tomography  

Optical Coherence Tomography, or OCT, is a non-invasive scan of your retina which will provide your Spectrum Eye Care doctor with detailed, 3D, color-coded, and cross-sectional images of the macula and the retina.  

These images enable your doctor to detect signs of eye disease in early stages, which may not have any symptoms.  

The OCT scan uses laser which enables your doctor to obtain high resolution images of your retina, macula, and optic nerve. You will be asked to sit in front of the OCT machine so that that the scan of your eyes can be completed. Nothing touches your eye, and the test is painless. The test takes about 5 – 10 minutes to complete.   

How are Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Scans Used?    

If your doctor recommends you for the OCT scan, the scan can be used to diagnose, manage, or treat many different eye disease and conditions, including the following:  

  • Diabetic retinopathy  
  • Age-related macular degeneration 
  • Macular edema 
  • Glaucoma 
  • Drusen 
  • Retinal detachment, occlusions, or bleeding  
  • Macular hole 
  • Neovascularization 

If you are at risk of developing eye disease, or have other factors in your health history, your doctor at Spectrum Eye Care may recommend an OCT scan as part of your comprehensive eye exam. If you have already been diagnosed with an eye disease, an OCT scan will provide your doctor valuable information to monitor your treatment.