Since its introduction as a diagnostic instrument, optical coherence tomography (OCT) has become an essential instrument for ophthalmologists as it offers accurate details on both the vitreoretinal interface and the retinal layers. Initially designed as a pre-and post-operative instrument, today we are attending to its introduction as an intraoperative tool. Inspired by the intravascular use of the OCT, we developed a prototype spectral domain OCT probe for intraocular use. It is therefore possible to make dynamic real-time scans from the vitreous and retina at the posterior pole and in the peripheral retina. This type of endo-OCT may therefore help surgeons during surgical procedures, making them safer and more accurate.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Microincision Vitrectomy Surgery: Emerging Techniques and Technology|
|Publisher||S. Karger AG|
|Number of pages||3|
|ISBN (Print)||9783318026610, 9783318026603|
|State||Published - Aug 27 2014|
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