Dr. Gerald Wallace: “We Will Change The Way Ocular Diseases Are Detected and Treated.”
Kelowna, BC -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/29/2014 -- Dr. Gerald Wallace announced recently the addition of the newest generation of Spectral Domain OCT, the revolutionary new Zeiss OCT scanning device, to his practice at Tutt Street Optometry in Kelowna, British Columbia.
Explaining briefly about this new technology, Dr. Wallace states, "OCT is a scanning technology very similar to a CT scan. It is used to scan the retina and optic nerve at a very high resolution, down to a 5 micron (0.005 mm) digital segment of your eye. It is possible to use this technology to scan the anterior portion of the eye, but it is generally used to investigate, diagnose and monitor glaucoma and macular degeneration. It does this by creating high resolution images of the eye, which can then be used for analysis and detection of changes that could signal possible ocular problems."
Dr. Wallace and his team are excited about their new technology's remarkable ability to help their patients. "The most exciting part of this technology," comments Dr. Wallace, "is the ability to see and therefore treat eye disease prior to a patient experiencing symptoms and/or vision loss. It offers the highest resolution possible when scanning your eye, and has very robust glaucoma progression analysis software, which is why it is becoming the standard of care in glaucoma care and follow-up."
About OCT Scans
OCT scans during eye exams are appropriate for anyone who have early signs of glaucoma or macular disease of any kind. The patient experience is very simple, comfortable and convenient. Dr. Wallace explains, "A patient will be seated in front of the instrument and instructed to look for various targets in the field of view. The OCT scan is then acquired in a few seconds of time once the staff have ensured the patient is accurately fixating on the appropriate target and the proper signal strength is achieved."