Proprietary interests: David Huang receives royalty from a patent on optical coherence tomography licensed to Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc. Yan Li, and David Huang receive grant support from Optovue, Inc; David Huang also received stock options and travel support from Optovue.
Clinical and research applications of anterior segment optical coherence tomography – a review
Article first published online: 5 NOV 2008
© 2008 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2008 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
Volume 37, Issue 1, pages 81–89, January/February 2009
How to Cite
Ramos, J. L. B., Li, Y. and Huang, D. (2009), Clinical and research applications of anterior segment optical coherence tomography – a review. Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology, 37: 81–89. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-9071.2008.01823.x
- Issue published online: 26 MAR 2009
- Article first published online: 5 NOV 2008
- Received 21 May 2008; accepted 22 July 2008.
- anterior chamber;
- clinical applications;
- optical coherence tomography
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is being employed more and more often to image pathologies and surgical anatomy within the anterior segment, specifically in anterior chamber biometry, corneal pachymetric mapping, angle evaluation and high-resolution cross-sectional imaging. The cross-sectional imaging capability of OCT is similar to ultrasound, but its higher resolution allows OCT to measure and visualize very fine anatomic structures. No contact is required. In this review, we describe the utility and limitations of anterior segment OCT.