1. Intraoperative OCT improves ophthalmic surgery

    Intraoperative OCT improves ophthalmic surgery

    The most popular examination method in ophthalmology today is optical coherence tomography (OCT ). Traditionally, OCT examinations have been performed pre- and post-operatively in vitreo-retinal surgery. While this application of the technology has enabled outcomes to be measured and results to be documented, surgeons have not had the ability to incorporate the results to improve surgical treatments. But with considerable advances to OCT—including high-definition OCT (HD OCT), 3D visualization , and adaptive optics —the integration of these methods into the surgical microscope is logical. The technology is now helping ophthalmologists carry out delicate eye surgeries. In today's integrated microscopy systems ...

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