What’s an OCT?
Optical Coherence Tomography or also known as OCT is a progressive eye scan technology that sees light waves to see underneath the surface of the eye. Dr. Sampalis is the only optometrist in Rhode Island that provides this technology in her private practice Sampalis Eyecare in Cranston, Rhode Island. The OCT exam creates accurate pictures of the back of the eye. These pictures help the doctor recognize possible warning signs of severe eye health conditions.
Age – Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
AMD causes progressive damage to the macula, which can product to disappearance of central vision. AMD can appear in one or both eyes and it may make it challenging to recognize faces and can affect daily activities for examples driving and reading.
When having diabetes it comes with difficulties such as Diabetic Retinopathy, it caused by breakage to the blood vessels of the retina. The disease can get worse over time, dominating to blindness or vision loss. An OCT exam facilitate early exposure of damage, which may be slowed through management, medication, and/or surgery- reducing the risk of harsh vision loss by 95 percent.
Glaucoma appears when excess tension within the eye damages the optic nerve. When left untreated, it can cause vision loss or blindness. Most often there are no symptoms until permanent damage has taken placed. An OCT exam recognizes signs of glaucoma before they may be seen on other vision tests.
Come get your eye exams today, Dr. Sampalis provides the best optical technology in the state of Rhode Island!