Robert L. Stamper, MD, discusses the current state of OCT angiography, and what remains on the horizon for glaucoma care.
Clinical evaluation is basis for deciding whether additional imaging is needed
Optical coherence tomography angiography is finding new uses in glaucoma, as it can depict loss of blood vessels around the optic nerve and distinguish vascular layers.
When used one week after injection, optical coherence tomography angiography can help clinicians determine how effective their treatment has been on neovascular membrane reperfusion.
The use of OCT instruments to image the posterior segment has become almost ubiquitous, and now it is convenient for practitioners to image not only the retina, but also the choroid, with a high level of reproducibility and detail.
Specialty testing is performed for diagnostic purposes, observation of disease processes, and treatment plans