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Retinal Photography at Southern Eyecare


Introduction to retinal photography

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive diagnostic instrument used for imaging the retina. It is the technology for the future because it can enhance patient care. It has the ability to detect problems in the eye prior to any symptoms being present in the patient. 

Safety of OCT Technology and who should have one

Performing OCT scans on your eyes is perfectly safe. It does not require any special dye like you would need for having a CT scan. The OCT we use at Southern Eyecare has been approved for use by the TGA (Therapeutics Goods Administration).

The following people may benefit from having a retinal photograph:

  • Those who have had previous ocular injuries

  • Those with family history of eye diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration

  • Those aged over 50

  • Those who are highly myopic (short sighted)

Based on your eye results and symptoms we may also recommend a photograph on the day of your appointment.

What we can use OCT Technology for


The  following is a small list of what retinal photography is capable of detecting and monitoring:

  • Dry macular degeneration

  • Wet macular degeneration

  • Glaucoma

  • Macular holes

  • Epiretinal membranes

  • Diabetic eye disease

  • Eye damage caused by high cholesterol and high blood pressure

  • Central Serous Retinopathy

  • Myopia Control

  • Axial Length Measurement

If you feel that you would benefit from OCT Technology, why not book an appointment online? We'll confirm a time and date with you after your request.

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