We are very proud to continue our tradition of providing our patients with the latest ophthalmic technology. We recently acquired a Zeiss Cirrus 500 Optical Coherence Tomographer (OCT). This device uses a new, non-invasive laser imaging technique that provides unprecedented high resolution and cross-sectional images of the eye.
An OCT scan is very quick and easy to perform. The scan allows Dr Lefland to “see” below the surface layer of the retina. This amazing technology has the capability of detecting eye conditions at a very early stage providing better prognosis for treatment and the maintenance of good vision.
The OCT is particularly useful for monitoring small changes at the optic disc and the nerve fiber layer proving it to be invaluable for early detection of glaucoma. It is also excellent at helping us diagnosis and monitor many retinal conditions.
Diseases such as macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy tend to progress without any symptoms in the early stages. Age is a major risk factor for development of many eye conditions because they typically develop over the course of one's lifetime. That is why it is vital to be tested for these conditions early. The later a disease is discovered, the more difficult it is to treat.