In our Tavistock practice we are pleased to be able to offer REVO-OCT Wellness scans
WHAT IS THE REVO-OCT WELLNESS SCAN?
Utilising the very latest in eye scan technologies called Optical Coherence Tomography the REVO-OCT Wellness Scan provides a non invasive imaging method allowing detailed visualisation beneath the retinal surface to detect any abnormalities in the different retinal layers, to an almost cellular level, and monitor any changes over time.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM THE REVO-OCT WELLNESS SCAN?
The scan itself takes only a matter of minutes. It is totally non-invasive, so nothing touches your eye so it’s pain/discomfort free! You will be asked to place your chin on the rest and look at a light, which may be moved according to the area scanned. The 2D & 3D HD-Scans are analysed and interpreted by specialised on board clinical diagnostic software. If necessary, further analysis can be undertaken by your Optometrist.
WHY SHOULD I HAVE THE REVO-OCT WELLNESS SCAN?
REVO-OCT Wellness Scanning allows your optometrist to detect any abnormalities in the different retinal layers, analyse these and monitor any changes over time. Meaning safer care and better preservation of sight. Regular monitoring is key to the process as changes in the back of the eye often happen very subtly and slowly – without causing any symptoms. As such the many retinal layers should be monitored periodically with check-up scans to detect any changes from your initial base line exam.
WHAT DOES IT DETECT?
The REVO-OCT wellness scan can detect numerous eye dieases, even in their early stages. Three of the most prominent conditions that can lead to blindness if not treated are:
GLAUCOMA impairs vision by damaging the optic nerve, the cable of nerve fibres that transmits coded information from the eye to the brain. It usually involves an elevation of pressure inside the eye caused by excess fluid in the front part of the eye.
Diabetic Retinopathy is caused by damage to the small blood vessels in the retina, the light sensing tissue in the back of the eye. The affect of diabetic retinopathy on vision varies widely, depending on the stage of the disease.
Degeneration is a degenerative
condition of the
macula, the part of
the retina solely
responsible for seeing
in colour and for
providing the sharp, central
vision needed to see faces
clearly, read or even drive.
Plus other pathologies including retinal detachment, macular holes and many more….
SEEING THROUGH THE RETINA
Traditional examination of the back of the eye (the retina) involved looking for signs of change on the surface. Thanks to REVO-OCT we can see through the surface and examine all the layers of the retina. Being able to identify and monitor abnormality within these layers is essential for early detection and diagnosis of some of the major causes of visual impairment and blindness; meaning treatments can be made available at the earliest possible moment.