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OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY (OCT)

The OCT is the worldwide standard for the diagnosis of retinal diseases, in particular the macula and diseases of the optic nerve, for example glaucoma.

It has become the world’s most important instrument in the diagnosis of macular diseases and therefore represents the essential examination procedure for the assessment of AMD, macular edema, a macular hole or a so-called macular pucker.

  • The principle is based on measuring the reflection of a light beam sent into the eye and converting it into an image that is visible to us using digital technology. The resolution is 10 microns.
  • The procedure is painless and completely harmless.

The OCT is not included in the statutory health insurance benefits catalog. This examination must therefore be billed by a private doctor.

OPTOS ULTRA-WIDE FIELD LASER SCANNING TECHNOLOGY

Optos ultra-wide field laser scanning technology creates high-resolution, digital images of the retina that facilitate early detection, documentation and treatment of ocular pathologies and systemic diseases. With the Optos, the visualization of the vitreous opacities in particular can be achieved with better results.

A single, quick exposure creates a view of up to 200° (approx. 82%) of the retina. In comparison, conventional methods show only about 45° of the retina in one shot.
This technology was developed to protect people from visual impairments, blindness or serious illnesses such as diabetes, cancer, stroke and heart failure.

The Optos admission is not included in the service catalog of the statutory health insurance. This examination must therefore be billed by a private doctor.