OCT - basic examination (macular)

Date booking: Required - tel. 81 532 37 11

Referral: Not required

Age range: Depends on the doctor - please check the doctor's business card for details

Waiting time for the result: Result available immediately after the test.

Price list

  • OCT - basic examination (macular)


  • Ophthalmologic examination may require pupil dilation - Patient sees worse for about 2-3 hours after the examination.
    During this time, he should not drive or perform activities that require correct vision.
  • Zapping the drops may cause watery eyes - for the patient's safety and comfort, it is recommended to wash off eye makeup before counseling.

Description of the study

OCT is optical coherence tomography of the fundus of the eye is a modern test that allows evaluation of the organ of vision. The examination is mainly used in the diagnosis of retinal diseases. It is a non-invasive examination and thus can replace more complicated methods. Performing an OCT examination of the eye makes it possible to obtain a cross-sectional model of the tissues. The whole procedure is somewhat similar to ultrasound. A beam of light is introduced into the organ, which, by reflecting, informs about the position of the various parts. OCT examination is performed in people who, for example, have age-related macular degeneration. Diabetes is also an indication. People who have macular edema present are also referred for OCT of the eye. These may be of unknown origin. This is when OCT helps make the diagnosis.

OCT - primary (macular) examination is imaging of retinal structures. During OCT examination, a coherent (coherent) light beam is used, which provides an extremely high resolution of the image obtained - up to ten times greater than during ultrasound of the eye. The result can be compared with a histological image of the retina.

Course of the examination: To visualize the relevant area on the fundus, the patient is asked to direct his or her gaze in different directions. Periodically, the patient may be asked to refrain from blinking. It may be necessary to dilate the pupils with drops - this is decided by the doctor. The examination is painless, the light beam with which the camera takes measurements is completely safe for the eye.