Spectral (Fourier)-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
OCT technology uses a low-power laser to image the retinal layers in high (approximately 5 micron) resolution. Newer spectral-domain technology allows for 3-D imaging of the vitreo-retinal and choroidal tissues, especially in the macula, which gives precise anatomical data which can be correlated with clinical as well as angiographic examination. This information proves indispensable in the diagnosis and management of diseases such as diabetic macular edema, wet age-related macular degeneration, macular holes and macular puckering.
Having one of the first commercial SD-OCT units in the world installed in 2006, the Colorado Retina Center continues to stay at the cutting edge of this technology. Dr. Mehta actively collaborates with developers of this technology to advance both hardware and software research and applications.