1. History of Intraoperative OCT

    History of Intraoperative OCT

    Pars plana vitrectomy is almost a half-century old, and the earliest probes were powered by batteries, said Cynthia A. Toth, MD, the Joseph A.C. Wadsworth professor of ophthalmology at Duke University Medical Center. OCT imaging has “revolutionized our pre- and postoperative assessment,” she said, “but while our tools have advanced, our microscopes have not.” Although OCT granted surgeons the ability to visualize anatomical abnormalities in the retina, surgeons returned to en face OCT-free views during surgery. Dr. Toth noted there are “three staged developments in OCT – stage A was intraoperative OCT,” where a two-dimensional view outside the microscope gave ...

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