Eye care has evolved. With the latest developments in technology, eye doctors today are able to diagnose disease at earlier time points and monitor changes in pathology with greater precision and accuracy than ever before.
At Seaton Vision Care, we believe you deserve the best. That is why we have invested in the latest technology to provide you with access to state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment. Our advanced diagnostic equipment includes fundus photography, and optical coherence tomography (OCT).
Fundus photography involves taking a picture of the inside of your eye. But it’s not just any picture – our fundus camera has built-in fundus autofluorescence technology. This is a non-invasive technique that allows us to identify abnormalities in your retina, oftentimes prior to the patient experiencing any symptoms. It also allows the doctor to more accurately monitor change in disease over time and recommend you with the appropriate intervention if necessary.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
This is similar to taking a CT scan or MRI of the back of your eye (the retina), without the harmful side effects of any radiation! The OCT scan allows the doctor to view the layers of your retina, and the blood vessels below it (called the choroid). By assessing the tissue at the microscopic level, the doctor is able to identify subtle changes in the structures of your eye. Some of these include changes in cellular structure, buildup of fluid within the layers of the retina, and the accumulation of cellular debris underneath the retina. When in the early stages, they can easily be missed by the naked eye due to limitations of our visual system. The OCT scan will allow for early detection of any subtle findings to prevent prevent further complications.