OCT is the English acronym of Optical Coherence Tomographer, or optical coherence tomograph. The technique allows to reconstruct sectional images (tomograms) of a fabric using a light beam. 

It is the state of the art for the analysis of the anterior segment of the eye. Its a natural evolution of Scheimpflug’s systems, in a single instrument the corneal diaphragm of Placidus and tomography of the anterior segment are combined using OCT. 

The device provides pachymetry, elevation, curvature and power information for both corneal surfaces. 

In addition to the advanced diagnostics of the anterior segment the most common field of application of the device is the corneal surgery planning. 

Two OCTs of the anterior segment are currently in use at Sekal Microsurgery Rovigo.