Definition Optical Coherence Tomography

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) – an imaging procedure that noninvasively and painlessly permits the ophthalmologist to visualize the layers of the retina.

OCT can provide a “virtual biopsy” of retinal tissue, helping diagnose or monitor age-related macular degeneration (armd), macular holes, retinal tears, and optic nerve inflammation or damage such as can result from glaucoma. The ophthalmologist can perform OCT in the office; no preparation or recovery is necessary.

See also ELECTRORETINOGRAPHY.

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