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I have a lesion on the optic nerve and have moved to a new

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I have a lesion on the optic nerve and have moved to a new locality - my former optometrist used to check it with an O.C.T. unit and said to be sure it was checked with same. The new optometrist has an OPTIMAT - will this suffice?
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Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  MD Doc replied 2 months ago.

Hi,

OPTOMAP is basically a laser scan of the retina of the eye. This is good for documenting any lesion in the retina of the eye. If you need to get your optic nerve scanned periodically, then an OCT scan will be more useful.

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