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Enhanced Retinal Scan (3D OCT)

The health of your eyes matters to you and it matters to us too, which is why we are offering OCT to all our patients.

OCT is a new, completely painless and highly advanced screening system that checks for potentially serious conditions such as glaucoma, diabetes, age-related macular degenration, vitreous detachments and more.

Nigel and Judith have recently installed a highly advanced scanner in their Monkseaton premises, where you can now benefit from this service. To help explain how this service works, there is a short video online where you can learn about the process. Please click the button below to view the video.

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About 3D OCT

3D OCT is the latest, most advanced technology to view and analyze the retina. 3D OCT has revolutionized the retinal examination. Unlike conventional retinal photography (which only allows views of the top layer of the retina), OCT enables visualisation of ALL the layers of the retina. Think of it like an MRI scan which allows doctors to see any section of the brain! OCT is indicated for anyone who really wants a meticulous examination of the retina. However, it is particularly indicated in patients with diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, glaucoma (or a family history of glaucoma). OCT may also be advised where there is a need to examine deeper layers of the retina due to the many ocular conditions that can affect this fragile structure.

Please ask our staff about having the 3D OCT examination – it’s the very best in retina examination technology. Contact us to arrange an appointment.