Advanced Imaging technologies/ Ophthalmology Imaging
Advanced diagnostic and therapeutic decisions reside on the outcomes of imaging technologies have become a common practice in every ophthalmic subspecialty. New devices and tools for evaluating the retina and optic nerve head, such as scanning laser polarimetry and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT), are widely used in clinical practice. These technologies provide objective quantitative measurements and in vivo real-time images of ocular structures. The performance of imaging devices is continuously being improved, and thus knowledge of their applications, advantages, and limitations must also be continuously updated to optimize their management by clinicians. A spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) device in pediatric ophthalmology practice, this mode of imaging has become a standard diagnostic tool. Also known as fourier-domain OCT, the technology has a much higher quality of image than the previous standard of care, time-domain OCT. These new machines scan 65 or more times faster than the older OCT images.