Just sharing our latest news!
We have just invested over £50,000 in the latest 3D OCT Screening camera and equipment at our Woodseats, Sheffied practice so that me and the team can help to safeguard the eye health of our patients.
I’m delighted with the new camera – it cost a lot of money but it’s so versatile – we will now be able to take both a digital photo and a 3D cross sectional scan of the back of the eye at the same time. The 3D scan is also linked to a photograph of the back of the eye so if we see something on the photo then we can go to the related point in the scan and vice versa – pretty impressive, don’t you think?
The scan is quick and painless, but it allows us to check for potentially serious conditions including Age Related Macular Degeneration, Diabetes and Glaucoma that we might not otherwise be able to detect during a standard eye examination. We can then keep the results on the computer and use them to measure any changes to the retina at the next examination.
Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT) works like ultrasound but uses light, not sound waves, to illustrate the different layers that make up the back of the eye and we think that we’re one of only a handful of optometrists in the North of England to have invested in the state of the art equipment as it’s very unusual to find this sort technology outside of an eye hospital. Please click here to look at the patient leaflet.
Please drop in to 587 Chesterfield Road, Woodseats, or call me on 0114 274 8582 if you’d like to know more.