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Dr. Rodolfo L. Rodriguez, O.D., P.A.
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Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

The OCT is a non-invasive technology used for imaging the retina, the multi-layered sensory tissue lining the back of the eye. OCT, the first instrument to permit doctors to see cross-sectional images of the retina, is modernizing the early detection and treatment of eye conditions such as macular degeneration, pre-retinal membranes, macular holes, macular swelling and optic nerve analyzes. The ability to follow-up certain retinal conditions with serial OCT studies has greatly enhanced our quality of patient care Similar to a CT scan of internal body organs, OCT uses the optical backscattering of light to rapidly scan the eye and describe a pixel representation of the anatomic layers within the retina. Each of these ten important layers can be differentiated and their thickness can be measured. OCT does not use any X-ray, instead, it utilizes the optical backscattering of light to rapidly scan the eye and describe a pixel representation of the anatomic layers within the retina. Each of these ten important layers can be differentiated and their thickness can be measured. For Age-Related Macular Degeneration and cystoid macular edema and other diseases, the OCT is able to reduce or eliminate the need for more invasive procedures such as fluorescein angiography in many patients. It complements Glaucoma management, as an addition to our GDx imaging technology. It also measures corneal thickness as well as imaging anterior chamber angle, which is essential in state of the art Glaucoma care. Having advanced technology and using the most modern equipment available reflects Dr. Rodriguez immense efforts to have a highly efficient, ultra-modern practice and to continue to provide state of the art eyecare to his patients.

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