Optical Coherence Tomography

At Murdoch Ophthalmology, we latest state-of-the-art Heidelberg Spectralis OCT machine which allows us to:

  1. Detect retinal diseases
  2. Treat macular diseases effectively
  3. Monitor the progression of eye diseases over time such as glaucoma

Your Ophthalmologist will interpret the Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) scan to detect retinal diseases that are harder to find during a clinical examination. In Australia, it is an essential tool for treating wet macular degeneration which is Australia’s most common cause of blindness. It is also helpful in detecting changes of slowly progressive yet chronic diseases such as glaucoma.

The OCT uses a special high resolution camera which takes cross-sectional photos of the back of your eye. By projecting infrared rays into the back of your eye, the light rays are reflected by the optic nerve or the retina. A computer then analyses the results as well as produces these special photographs that no other camera can produce.

OCT Eye test