ANGIOVUE OCT BY OPTOVUE – At Radlett Opticians we were early adopters of OCT scanners to view the retina in slices similar to an MRI scanner. Our first machine was purchased in 2007 which was unique for a community based optometric practice. We have constantly upgraded our OCT and now have the gold standard for Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography, which is a non invasive 3D imaging system to view the blood flow and the retina at the back of the eye. It is used extensively by our optometrists to detect Macula degeneration and glaucoma. The technology is extremely useful in observing the progression of such diseases over time.
The OCT can also be used for anterior eye examinations for instance when managing narrow angle glaucoma, issues with cataracts/Intra ocular lenses, corneal injuries, Keratoconus or fitting complex contact lenses due to the cross sectional and 3D images it produces.