1. Selective retina therapy enhanced with optical coherence tomography for dosimetry control and monitoring: a proof of concept study

    Selective retina therapy enhanced with optical coherence tomography for dosimetry control and monitoring: a proof of concept study

    Selective treatment of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) by using short-pulse lasers leads to a less destructive treatment for certain retinal diseases in contrast to conventional photocoagulation. The introduction of selective retina therapy (SRT) to clinical routine is still precluded by the challenges to reliably monitor treatment success and to automatically adjust dose within the locally varying therapeutic window. Combining micrometer-scale depth resolving capabilities of optical coherence tomography (OCT) with SRT can yield real-time information on the laser-induced changes within the RPE after a laser pulse or even during treatment with a laser pulse train. In the present study, SRT ...

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