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The Cirrus 5000 OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) is a high-tech imaging system used for non-invasive imaging of the retina and optic nerve. Produced by Zeiss, the Cirrus 5000 OCT employs advanced technology to capture detailed cross-sectional images of the eye's internal structures.


OCT imaging works by using light waves to create detailed, cross-sectional images of the retina, allowing for the visualization of individual layers of retinal tissue. This technology is crucial for diagnosing and managing various eye conditions and diseases, including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma.


When is an OCT scan used?

OCT scans are used for diagnosis, management or treatment of a variety of ocular conditions:

  • Age-related macular degeneration 

  • Central serous chorioretinopathy

  • Diabetic retinopathy

  • Epiretinal membrane

  • Glaucoma

  • Macular edema

  • Macular hole

  • Neovascularization

  • Optic disc edema

  • Optic nerve head drusen

  • Retinal detachment

  • Retinoschisis

  • Vitreomacular traction

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