Keamy Laser Eye Centre Adds an OCT!
- Posted on: Aug 9 2010
Keamy Eye & Laser Centre is excited to add an OCT diagnostic imaging device to its office. OCT stands for Optical Coherence Tomography. It is an exceptional tool that helps with early detection of glaucoma, progression of glaucoma, and macular edema from diabetes and age related macular degeneration. OCT imaging works similarly to an ultrasound; however, it uses light energy to measure tissue thickness and depth rather than sound energy. By using light, the OCT is not invasive at all. It does not even touch the eye. The OCT directs a beam of light into the eye, and the light bounces back differently from each different tissue. The OCT then quantifies the distances and thickness and produces and image for interpretation. Dr. Keamy believes that this sophisticated machine will enhance how well we can treat all patients. We will no longer have to refer them to Boston to obtain the results of this important, state of the art diagnostic tool for glaucoma and macular degeneration.
Dr. Jean Keamy is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in cataract surgery, refractive surgery, eye lid surgery and diseases of the eye, including glaucoma. She owns Keamy Eye & Laser Centre on 24 Lyman St. in Westborough. Learn more at www.seemedrkeamy.com
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