Why do we use it?
The Spectralis OCT is an extremely useful diagnostic tool that we commonly use in the management of Macular degeneration, Glaucoma and other retinal abnormalities. The Spectralis technology delivers point-to-point correlation between fundus and OCT scans and exceptional detail and clarity, allowing us to confidently detect and assess any small changes.
OCT is helpful in both the diagnosis and management of responses to treatment. The nerve fibre analysis has pioneered the way we manage glaucoma and it really has become the gold standard for managing change in Wet Macular degeneration.
We consider the Heidelberg Spectralis OCT to be the “Rolls Royce” of the ophthalmic medical imaging technology, where no other device can match the clarity or precision achieved on this machine. In addition, the Heidelberg Spectralis OCT is the only device on the market that has the ability to also take Fluorescein angiography and auto fluorescence photography. These features enable us to simultaneously conduct a fluorescein angiography and take live OCT shots. This provides us with highly valuable information that ensures we can deliver the best possible level of care to our patients.
Both our Ballina and Robina rooms have access to this wonderful piece of technology.