Optical coherence tomography in ophthalmic diagnosis

T. Pedut-Kloizman, J. S. Schuman

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Optical coherence tomography (OCT) enables noninvasive, noncontact, cross-sectional imaging of the eye. OCT is a safe, easy to perform, objective, and reproducible means of quantitatively measuring such parameters as retinal thickness (for macular edema of various etiologies) and nerve fiber layer thickness (for the diagnosis and monitoring of glaucomatous damage). OCT is unique in providing detailed scans of anatomical disorders such as macular hole, epiretinal membrane, and vitreomacular traction. OCT also has the potential for anterior segment imaging, including corneal thickness, anterior chamber depth measurements, and lens opacity grading.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)56-62+92
JournalPractical Optometry
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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