Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is an advanced diagnostic imaging technology that is becoming more commonly utilized in eye doctor’s offices. Recent studies suggest that OCT imaging may be highly sensitive in the diagnosis and monitoring of progression in multiple sclerosis (MS). North Suburban Vision Consultants utilizes the most advanced technologies in OCT imaging.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is an advanced diagnostic test that is becoming more commonly available at many eye doctor’s offices. It is a non-invasive and quickly performed test that provides detailed cross sectional imaging of various segments of the eye. One area that OCT can image is the optic nerve and nerve fiber layer of the retina. These structures are often involved in the neurological disease multiple sclerosis (MS).
OCT instrument used at NSVC
Topcon OCT 3D 2000
MedPage Today (6/7, Gever) reported, “A common retinal imaging technology could eventually supplement or even replace MRI for tracking multiple sclerosis (MS) severity and progression.” MedPage Today added, “In analyses presented at the annual meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers, distinctive changes to the optic nerve were seen in MS patients imaged with optical coherence tomography (OCT) that correlated with MRI-based markers of disease activity.” And, “with additional studies, OCT may prove to be a better tool than MRI for directly measuring the effects of MS in the nervous system, several researchers said.”
North Suburban Vision Consultants utilizes the most advanced OCT technologies. Our system is able to image with great detail various ocular structures. In addition to diagnosis of MS, our OCT system is utilized on a daily basis for the diagnosis of many other eye diseases including; glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and complications of certain medications. For more information please visit our website at www.nsvc.com or call our main office at: 847 412 0311.