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Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive way for your physician to visualize the microscopic structures of your retina. The technology has revolutionized our care for patients with conditions affecting the retina, such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusions, and many more. OCT uses focused light waves to very rapidly create detailed images of the retina that will guide your treatment plan. There is no radiation or magnet involved, and usually takes less than a minute to perform. Mid Atlantic Retina doctors have extensively published on the most advanced uses of OCT imaging, and are world experts in analyzing the information obtained from OCT imaging.