Heidelberg Spectralis OCT
OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) allows your optometrist to visualise individual layers of your retina using a non-invasive scan of your eye. The OCT uses infra-red light to image your retina.
The OCT is crucial in detecting glaucoma to monitor changes to the structure of the optic nerve head. It is also used to diagnose and monitor other eye diseases such as macular degeneration and diabetic retinal disease.
At Milburn and Neill, we are proud to offer one of the best OCTs available as part of our comprehensive services; the Heidelberg Spectralis OCT.
A Spectralis OCT has been used at the International Space Station (ISS) since 2013 to investigate Space Flight Associated Neuro-Ocular Syndrome (SANS) in astronauts. A newer module of Spectralis OCT was successfully installed at the ISS in December 2018. This module was launched by NASA aboard the Antares 230 Cygnus CRS OA-9, also known as Orbital Sciences CRS Flight 9E in May 2018.