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  • 01 What is Optical coherence tomography?

    Optical coherence tomography is a technique to examine the cell layers of the retina and the optic nerve on a microscopic level. The technique uses the scattering of light to peruse the diagnosed area to provide a better description of the disease.

  • 02Why is the test needed?

    OCT can detect the conditions on its early stages. Conditions such as macular oedema, macular hole, diabetic retinopathy, and age related macular degeneration, etc.

  • 03What is involved?

    Just a flash of light, not even touching is involved in this technique. The flash of light may lead you to a small point of discomfort but except the test is entirely a speed itself and can be performed within a few minutes.

  • 04 Are there any side effects?

    No, except a few seconds of discomfort, there are no side effects of the test.