Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Puerto Vallarta – Riviera Nayarit

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

Puerto Vallarta – Riviera Nayarit

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging tests. They use light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina.

With OCT, your ophthalmologist can see each of the retina’s distinctive layers. This allows your ophthalmologist to map and measure their thickness. These measurements help with diagnosis. They also guide treatment for glaucoma as well as retinal disease, like age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic eye disease.

Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) takes pictures of the blood vessels in and under the retina. OCTA is like fluorescein angiography. But it is a much quicker test and does not use a dye.

What happens during OCT?


To prepare you for an OCT exam, your ophthalmologist may or may not put dilating eye drops in your eyes. These drops widen your pupil and make it easier to examine the retina.

You will sit in front of the OCT machine and rest your head on a support to keep it motionless. The equipment will then scan your eye without touching it. Scanning takes about 5 to 10 minutes. If your eyes were dilated, they may be sensitive to light for several hours after the exam.

What Conditions Can OCT Help Diagnose?

OCT  help diagnose many eye conditions, including:

Contact an Ophthalmologist

Dr. Manuel Jacob Pedraza Gomez 

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco. Mex


SANMARÉ - Bluv Francisco Medina Ascencio No. 2735, Zona Hotelera Nte., 48333 Puerto Vallarta, Jal.

Make an appointment

52 (322) 229 03 10.

Contact us

Follow us in Facebook

Scroll to Top