Dr. Peter Donko and his associates have added a new instrument to our practice, the Topcon 3D OCT-2000 optical coherence tomographer. This machine allows us to create three-dimensional color images of your retina and its various layers. This technology can help us identify a variety of retinal health issues at an early stage.
The OCT-2000 uses a high-speed light source and 12.3 megapixel colour camera to document the back of your eye. This simple test is done in our office and takes less than three seconds per eye. Information captured with the OCT-2000 creates a 3D model of the scanned area providing the doctor with detailed information normally invisible from view. This new technology will aide the doctor in the treatment, diagnosis and monitoring of a variety of eye health issues today. These include age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.
During the screening, drops may be placed in your eyes for dilation. You will be asked to sit in front of the system with your chin and forehead resting in a guide. We will aim the camera first in one eye, then the other. Be prepared for a quick flash when the image is taken. The flash is similar to the one seen during normal photography. The entire procedure should take only a few minutes.