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High-tech 3D optical test free at BMC Eye Center

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By Freddie C. Velez

Malolos City, Bulacan — The Bulacan Medical Center (BMC) Eye Center now offers optical coherence tomography (OCT) services, a non-invasive imaging test often referred to as the “3D Eye Scan” for free.

Dr. Joseph E. Ramos, BMC ophthalmologist, said the OCT is useful in diagnosing many eye conditions including macular hole, macular pucker, macular edema, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, central serous retinopathy, diabetic retinopathy and vitreous traction. It also helps ophthalmologists see changes in the fibers of the optic nerve, he said.

Offered free at the BMC, the OCT can save a patient more than P4,000, said Ramos, adding that the BMC Eye Center also offers cataract surgeries and provision of free eye glasses, among others.

Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado is very proud of the improvements at the BMC and at the Eye Center and acknowledges its attempt to continuously strive for excellence in giving quality health services to Bulakeños.

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