1. Hand-Held SD-OCT Imaging Device Diagnoses Neonates with Progressive ROP Earlier, More Accurately

    Newswise — Using a hand-held spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) imaging device, researchers have obtained high-resolution retinal scans of premature infants with progressive retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), according to a report in this month’s Archives of Ophthalmology. Researchers reported the new hand-held devices eliminated many of the technical challenges involved in imaging the retina of infants and can enable shallow detachments and presumed retinoschisis to be diagnosed earlier and more accurately, significantly altering how physicians may classify and treat babies with this disease . “The SD-OCT demonstrated presumed retinoschisis extending from the temporal ridge in three premature infants. This is ...
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    1. The SD-OCT demonstrated presumed retinoschisis extending from the temporal ridge in three premature infants. This is a previously undescribed finding during the acute phases of advanced ROP. This advanced imaging can help surgeons determine a course of treatment that could make a difference in saving a child's sight.
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