How does an OCT assist in diagnosing Macular Degeneration?
February 2, 2017
Macular Degeneration is a common condition that usually occurs later on in life. The most common type is slow degeneration of cells at the back of the eye (Atrophy). It leads to the loss of central vision. The OCT is helpful in diagnosing this condition by detecting a reduction in retinal thickness, the Fundus Autofluorescence scan (FAF Scan) allows us to detect abnormal accumulation of lipofuscin. Areas of increased auto fluorescence signals may precede the enlargement of retinal atrophy and Macular Degeneration is diagnosed.