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For eye care professionals

The Value of OCT Imagery in Diagnosing Your Patients

13 December 2021

Being able to offer this kind of scan to your patients puts you at an advantage against other high street practices.
OCT technology has become a popular tool amongst optometrists in the diagnosis of a variety of eye conditions, including glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration. Being able to offer this kind of scan to your patients puts you at an advantage against other high street practices. Since technology improves year on year, OCT machines are only getter better but also more accessible for the everyday practice. The value of these machines in diagnosing eye conditions within your patients makes them a must-have tool for your practice.

Making a Diagnosis using OCT imagery

The right OCT machine is capable of delivering clear and detailed images of the deeper layers of the eye. Giving you the opportunity to assess this imagery and make a clearer diagnosis of the changes in your patients’ eye health. Making use of this advanced technology allows you to make a quick diagnosis and offer a treatment. For conditions which progress rapidly, this effective approach to diagnosis could be vital in preventing further issues.

Completing these scans over a period of time will also allow you to compare the imagery produced by the OCT scan after each appointment with your patient. This may help to determine if treatment methods are effective in managing their eye health or if something needs to change. Thanks to the advancements in OCT scan technology, your patients will feel confident in your expertise as an eye care professional and will be much less likely to question or doubt a diagnosis. As they have become a standard for diagnostic eye care, OCT machines have been successful in the diagnosis of a wide range of eye conditions, including:
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Macular holes
  • Hypertensive Retinopathy
  • Optic Nerve damage

Choosing an OCT machine from Essilor

Partnering with some of the leading manufacturers of OCT machines, at Essilor we can provide you with the latest OCT technology. With machines available from Heidelberg Engineering, Topcon, and Optopol, investing in an OCT machine from Essilor will provide your practice with advanced features and benefits to enhance your patients’ experience.
The latest OCT machines offer the benefit of being both compact and upgradable, which can be increasingly useful as your practice gets busier.

The SPECTRALIS® OCT machine from Heidelberg Engineering

Benefits include:
  •  Multimodal imaging options allowing you to combine OCT scans with laser fundus imaging.
  •  Compact
  •  Upgradable
  •  Opportunity for additional features

OCT machines from Topcon

At Essilor we currently offer two OCT machines from Topcon.

The DRI OCT Triton Benefits:
  • Improved clinical efficiency with automated and intuitive functions
  • Multimodal fundus imagery
  • Remarkable diagnostic capability
The Topcon Maestro 2 Benefits:
  • Fully automated operation
  • Creates an extensive set of reports to aid your diagnostic processes
  • Incredibly compact
  • Easy and simple to use

Optopol REVO FC

Benefits include:
  • Multi-purpose machine which includes a fundus camera, offering versatile use
  • An advanced optical system that works even on the smallest pupils
  • The built in camera is 12.3 Mpix for excellent image production
  • Automatically recognises 8 retina layers for precise diagnosis and mapping.
By choosing the right OCT machine for your practice, you will be adding real value to your eye examination process. Offering a quick and simple scan, taking a matter of minutes.

Not only do we offer a range of OCT machines to choose from, but all our OCT machines are also available with our lens rebate scheme, helping you to own the best equipment at a reduced cost. Find out more today about what it means to become an Essilor partner optician.

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