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Not only does our state of the art OCT check for glaucoma and macular degeneration but also so much more. It takes measurements for myopia management, corneal changes and cataract management too.
The REVO OCT can detect early signs of the major eye diseases which constitute 80% of world blindness: Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy, Age related Macular Degeneration, and other retinal pathologies. One of the unique benefits of the REVO OCT is that it provides an objective analysis of your retina (back-of-the-eye) in one scan.
When you take the REVO OCT examination for the first time you get a complete analysis of the back of your eye (the retinal layers) where many eye diseases start. Your results are automatically compared to a normative database and if there are any suspicious findings you will be referred to an eye specialist for further investigation. When you return for your periodical follow-up examination, your results are also compared to your first (baseline) results to see if there have been any changes since your last check up. Because these diseases are symptomless in their early stages, when you take the REVO OCT examination you can be sure that there are no eye diseases “sneaking up” on you.
Yes! General health does not necessarily prevent retinal diseases and not all retinal diseases are associated with old age. The problem is that these diseases “sneak up on you”. There is no pain, there are hardly any symptoms, and waiting until there is vision loss before going to see a doctor – may be too late! The damage is irreversible. The point is to detect it as early as possible so you can start treatment and prevent vision loss.
If the REVO OCT finds an abnormal parameter – we will refer you to an eye specialist with the REVO OCT scan results which will tell him/her what to look for and where. But even if the exam does not find anything, and hopefully that will be the case, we will still have a baseline examination, which we can use for a yearly follow up on the health of your eyes.
Most eye diseases develop slowly over time, and some are symptomless until their advanced stages. Every time you take the REVO OCT exam – your results are automatically compared to your previous exam because even subtle changes in your retina can be indicative of a retinal disease.
The exam itself takes only a matter of seconds per eye. It is quick, painless and non-invasive
Most optometrists will examine the front part of your eye – your cornea and lens and only the retinal surface. (Fundus imaging). The REVO OCT scans all the layers of the retina, the surface and beneath the surface. 80% of blindness is caused by back-of-the-eye diseases, so it is very important to get a periodical objective and quantitative assessment of all the layers of the retina. In addition the REVO OCT will also assess the anterior chamber, the front part of the eye which further enhances any previous corneal and lens examinations.
Yes. Within many hospitals OCT scans are commonly used and the REVO OCT scans and analytical results can easily be interpreted.
Generally, the REVO OCT needs a “clear path” in order to scan. Severe cataract will make it difficult to complete the exam. However, if the cataract is in its early stages and depending on where it is located, usually the REVO OCT can bypass it and still acquire a good informative scan. Back-of-the-eye examinations are very important to your vision wellness, so taking the REVO OCT exam is worth a try, even if you have cataract.
In most cases the REVO OCT does not require pupil dilation. We can usually measure through pupils as small as 3mm.
If your pupils are not dilated there is no problem to drive after the exam. The REVO OCT examination only uses a few flashes of light for each scan. if dilation is required then consult with your optometrist who will advise accordingly.
Yes, the REVO OCT can compensate for most refractive corrections.
Yes, generally there should be no problem doing the exam with contact lenses.