Digital Retinal Scan (DRS): used for monitoring the progression of certain eye diseases and to document abnormalities of disease process affecting the eye. High quality images allow for better progress analysis and assessment of diseases such as diabetes, age related macular degeneration (AMD) and glaucoma.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT): Used in conjunction with the DRS, the OCT can detect abnormalities in the eye prior to any symptoms being present in the patient. The OCT is able to see a cross section (3D image) of the retina and helps greatly in monitoring disease progression allowing for a patient specific management plan.
The OCT allows for detection of other conditions such as macular holes, hypertensive retinopathy changes and a wide variety of optic nerve damage. Using an OCT allows for early treatment in patients and dramatically improves the success of these treatments, especially in diseases as wet macular degeneration.
The OCT & DRS have become the standard of care for the assessment and treatment of most retinal diseases.