OCT Offers Superior Detection During Eye Exams Over Previous Technology
Potomac, MD -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/19/2015 -- Wink Eyecare Boutique proudly introduces the addition of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), the latest technology for the early detection and treatment of common eye conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. OCT is a non-invasive imaging test that uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye.
Discussing the functions and advantages of this revolutionary new technology, Dr. Rachel Cohn comments, "With OCT, each of the retina's distinctive layers can be seen, allowing your eye doctor to map and measure their thickness. These measurements help with early detection, diagnosis and treatment guidance for retinal diseases and conditions. The OCT allows us to find issues that otherwise may have been missed. Patients like being able to see that everything is normal. If there is a problem, they can actually see it and be involved in their own care."
Dr. Cohn also adds, "Our patients are excited about this new technology because they expect us to provide them with the best care possible at all times. Keeping up with this and all of the latest technology in our field goes a long way toward providing this care."
Another particularly important feature of the new OCT technology at Wink Eyecare Boutique is the iWellness Exam from Optovue. This advanced scan further allows Dr. Cohn and her associates to identify, diagnose and treat common, and sometimes sight threatening, eye conditions. Dr. Cohn adds, "Because this piece of equipment has an iWellness Exam, it is a quick screening scan that will pick up patients who are at risk for glaucoma and macular degeneration. We recommend the iWellness screening for all patients age 35 and older. If any abnormalities are noted, a more detailed scan will be recommended."
About OCT Technology
The new OCT technology allows early warning, diagnosis and treatment for Glaucoma, age related macular degeneration, Macular pucker, Macular edema, central serous retinopathy, Diabetic retinopathy, and many other eye conditions which may otherwise result in sever loss of vision, or even blindness.
According to Dr. Cohn and her associates at Wink Eyecare Boutique, the patient experience is quick and painless. It is completely non-invasive and does not use a bright light. The scan is very fast, taking only a few seconds to complete. The end result is a convenient, comfortable patient experience that produces the best readouts and analysis for superior overall eyecare.