A completely safe light source is used. A typical example of an OCT image of the retina is shown. The examination lasts a few seconds, does not require the administration of drugs, and is totally painless.
OCT supports the eyecare professional in diagnosing a disease and monitoring change over time. The OCT is particularly useful for issues concerning fluid retention and swelling in the retina, which can occur, for example, with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or diabetes. But very early signs of a pathological change can also be detected.