Lesson 12: Lets Recap Copy

Let’s recap!

Optical coherence tomography is a non-invasive diagnostic technique that uses light waves, or low coherence interferometry, to capture high resolution, cross-sectional images of the anterior and posterior segments of the eye.

By obtaining scattered light rays from tissues in the eye, OCT can create spatial imaging of ocular structures.

OCT is particularly crucial in the management of macular diseases as it can image several pathological conditions like oedema, micro-aneurysms or neovascularization.

OCTs also reveal biomarkers like disorganization of inner retinal layers that may impact treatment and prognosis of ocular conditions.