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What is an OCT Scan?


An OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) scan unveils the hidden wonders of the eye, capturing intricate cross-sectional images of the retina and other enigmatic structures. This non-invasive imaging technique wields its power to diagnose and surveil a myriad of ocular conditions.

Within the depths of an OCT scan, a specialized machine emits a gentle, pulsating laser light, penetrating the eye’s depths. This ethereal light dances and ricochets off the enigmatic structures, as the machine scrutinizes the kaleidoscope of reflections, weaving them into a mesmerizing tapestry of a high-resolution, three-dimensional image.

OCT scans unravel the secrets of the retina, that delicate tapestry of light-sensing tissue nestled at the eye’s core. Their discerning gaze can unmask the veils of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and other perplexing retinal disorders. By peering into the hidden layers of the retina, an OCT scan bestows invaluable insight into the thickness, integrity, and overall vitality of this enigmatic tissue.

This swift and painless procedure is but a fleeting moment in the grand symphony of a comprehensive eye examination or the relentless march of time tracking the progression of ocular afflictions. The ethereal images obtained from an OCT scan serve as guiding beacons, illuminating the path to diagnosis, treatment planning, and the relentless monitoring of treatment effectiveness.

At Lumos, the guardians of ocular health, our comprehensive eye examinations embrace the power of the OCT scan as the default for seniors and other esteemed individuals deemed high-risk.

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