1. Real-time imaging adds interactive dimension to vitreoretinal surgery, training

    Real-time imaging adds interactive dimension to vitreoretinal surgery, training

    First introduced in the early 1990s, OCT is a noninvasive imaging technique that obtains high-resolution, cross-sectional images of the retina and other ophthalmic tissues. In recent years, this technology has transitioned from being only available in the clinic to being able to be utilized in the operating room. Intraoperative OCT has allowed ophthalmologists to access real-time imaging of vitreoretinal surgery for the first time, adding a new dimension to surgery and education, according to a 2016 study published in Eye (London) by Justis P. Ehlers, MD. There are several FDA-approved systems with optional add-ons to improve performance. Companies such ...

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