Zeiss OCT Cirrus 500 HD – What is it?

The Zeiss OCT Cirrus 500 HD is one of the most advanced optical coherence tomography systems on the market. The advanced, retinal imaging abilities of the Zeiss OCT Cirrus 500 HD is quickly making it the most successful tool for early recognition and diagnosis of glaucoma, macular degeneration, and corneal dystrophy.

What is Optical Coherence Tomography

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive eye procedure producing incredibly detailed pictures of your inner eye. OCT uses light waves to take multiple pictures of your eyes, enabling your eye doctor to study and measure the layers of your retina, macula, and more.

How OCT Works

As with most eye exams and procedures, your eye doctor will begin by dialiting your pupils. Your pupils are the windows of your eye, and dilating them allows your optometrist to examine your entire retina. Placing your head on a chin rest, the OCT uses light waves to scan and form pictures of your inner eye. Scanning typically takes anywhere between 5 and 10 minutes.

OCT is extremely useful in management of the diseases below

  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Edema
  • Optical Nerve Conditions