OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography or CT scan of the Eye) is a quick and non-invasive diagnostic tool that gives a highly magnified and detailed analysis of the retinal layers. Our Hi-Resolution Spectral Domain OCT can detect tiniest changes that may be missed by clinical examination alone.
Angiography is done by injecting a fluorescent dye into the blood though one of the veins in the patient’s arm, and capturing images of the retina as the dye passes through the blood pipes of the retina. This investigation picks up areas which have damaged blood pipes due to Diabetic Retinopathy, showing either leakage of the dye or non-filling due to blockage of the blood pipe.
Amsler’s chart is an excellent tool that has stood the test of time and has helped millions of patients worldwide. Use of this chart as explained by your ophthalmologist, helps the patient to self-monitor his/her retinopathy and thus prevent any delay in treatment. The chart is not a substitute for regular retinal examination crucial for patients with diabetic retinopathy.