OCT useful for detecting vitreofoveal traction, thickness

April 15, 2003

Royal Oak, MI-Optical coherence tomography (OCT) may be more sensitive than fluorescein angiography in detecting vitreofoveal traction and differences in thickness in the different areas of the macula in patients with persistent diabetic macular edema (DME). While fluorescein angiography remains the standard in imaging, Cynthia Carvalho-Recchia, MD, suggested an adjunctive role for OCT in patients with DME.