1. The diagnostic value of optical coherence tomography angiography in diabetic retinopathy: a systematic review

    The diagnostic value of optical coherence tomography angiography in diabetic retinopathy: a systematic review

    Purpose Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide. Accurate investigative tools are essential for the early diagnosis and monitoring of the disease. Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) is a recently developed technology that enables visualisation of the retinal microvasculature. Methods A systematic review of the literature was performed to examine the diagnostic use of OCTA in DR to date. Medline, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases were searched to find relevant studies. Sixty-one original studies were selected for the review. Results and discussion OCTA has demonstrated the ability to identify microvascular features of DR such as microaneurysms ...

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