The use of optical coherence tomography in intraoperative ophthalmic imaging.


Journal Article (Review)

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has transformed diagnostic ophthalmic imaging but until recently has been limited to the clinic setting. The development of spectral-domain OCT (SD-OCT), with its improved speed and resolution, along with the development of a handheld OCT scanner, enabled portable imaging of patients unable to sit in a conventional tabletop scanner. This handheld SD-OCT unit has proven useful in examinations under anesthesia and, more recently, in intraoperative imaging of preoperative and postoperative manipulations. Recently, several groups have pioneered the development of novel OCT modalities, such as microscope-mounted OCT systems. Although still immature, the development of these systems is directed toward real-time imaging of surgical maneuvers in the intraoperative setting. This article reviews intraoperative imaging of the posterior and anterior segment using the handheld SD-OCT and recent advances toward real-time microscope-mounted intrasurgical imaging.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hahn, P; Migacz, J; O'Connell, R; Maldonado, RS; Izatt, JA; Toth, CA

Published Date

  • July 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 42 Suppl /

Start / End Page

  • S85 - S94

PubMed ID

  • 21790116

Pubmed Central ID

  • 21790116

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1938-2375

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3928/15428877-20110627-08


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States