At our office, we offer non-invasive High Resolution Retinal Imaging & OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography).
Dr. Kennedy performs retinal imaging on all of her patients, including children, with no additional fee. The test itself has a low-intensity flash of light that takes a second to complete.
Dr. Kennedy believes it is vital to document the appearance of the back of the eye and compare these images over time to detect any potential health risks or ocular changes. Some systemic diseases that can be first detected in the eye include: diabetes, high blood pressure and multiple sclerosis. Other risks involve diseases of the eye such as: macular degeneration, glaucoma and retinal tears/detachments.
OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography)
The OCT, similar to an ultrasound, provides a unique scan of the eye beneath its surface. People over the age of 40 may be at an increased risk for eye-related conditions, some of which have no visible symptoms until the condition is advanced and difficult, or even impossible, to treat.
As such, OCT scans are routinely done on every patient over the age of 40 as a preventative and prophylactic screen that is included in the examination fee, however every patient under the age of 40 can choose to have it done as well at an additional cost. The test is non-invasive, painless, simple and fast and is an invaluable tool to monitor over time and detect certain eye diseases that are not visible to the naked eye. Some common conditions include: macular degeneration, diabetes, glaucoma, macular holes and vitreous detachments.
Normal Healthy Retina/OCT Scan of the Macula (area of central vision).
Various OCT Scans of Ocular Diseases.