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OCT (optical coherence tomography) is a non-invasive imaging test that uses light waves to make a cross-section of all layers of the retina. This recording does not radiate to the eye.

It allows the ophthalmologist to map the retina and define its thickness and structure, showing all its layers, which greatly helps in the future treatment of patients with glaucoma and retinal diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration.

The structure of the retina is important to determine if it is normal and healthy or if there are certain changes. If the retina is thin it is a sign of atrophy, if it is thick it is a sign of edema (swelling).


OCT (optical coherence tomography) is useful for diagnosing many eye conditions such as:

  • macular hole;
  • macular membrane;
  • macular edema;
  • age-related macular degeneration;
  • glaucoma;
  • inflammation and swelling of the optic nerve;
  • central serous retinopathy;
  • diabetic retinopathy;
  • retinal traction by the vitreous;
  • retinal thrombosis;
  • retinal infections and inflammation of a non-infectious nature.

OCT is often used to assess ocular nerve disorders. OCT imaging helps the ophthalmologist see changes in the optic nerve fibers. For example, you may notice changes that are associated with glaucoma.


An optometrist / nurse is with you when performing the OCT.

Prior to OCT analysis, the ophthalmologist may ask for pupil dilation, but it is not necessary. Pupil dilation is done with drops.

With dilated pupils, the retina in the eye (the back of the eye) is easier to see.

You will then be seated in front of the OCT machine and your head will be resting on a support to be stable and motionless. The camera will scan your eye without touching it. This scan takes 2 to 3 minutes.

If your pupils are dilated, they may be sensitive to light and your vision may be blurred for several hours after shooting.

It is not performed

OCT is not used if the patient has a mature (dense) cataract or significant bleeding in the vitreous (in the back of the eye) because they block light from passing through the eye and capturing the retina.




OCT is a recording that has no radiation, i.e. it works with light waves.


There is a possibility to pay in installments without interest and additional costs.

You can check more about the payment method on the current price list of Sistina Ophthalmology.


Optical coherence tomography on anterior or posterior segment.