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Glaucoma Services


Screening for glaucoma

Automated perimetry

Laser treatment for glaucoma

Medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma

Patient education

 

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

 

   Optical coherence tomography (OCT) uses near-infrared light to provide direct cross-sectional measurement of the RNFL (retinal nerve fibre layer): which is the earliest change found in glaucoma The principles employed are similar to those used in B-mode ultrasound except light, not sound, is used to produce the 2-dimensional images. The light source can be directed into the eye through a conventional slit-lamp biomicroscope and focused onto the retina through a typical 78-diopter lens. This system requires dilation of the patient’s pupil.