CHOROIDAL IMAGING USING SPECTRAL-DOMAIN OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY
Regatieri, Caio V. [UNIFESP]
Fujimoto, James G.
Duker, Jay S.
Is part ofRetina-the Journal of Retinal and Vitreous Diseases
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Background: A structurally and functionally normal choroidal vasculature is essential for retinal function. Therefore, a precise clinical understanding of choroidal morphology should be important for understanding many retinal and choroidal diseases.Methods: PUBMED (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?db=pubmed) was used for most of the literature search for this article. the criterion for inclusion of an article in the references for this review was that it included materials about both the clinical and the basic properties of choroidal imaging using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography.Results: Recent reports show successful examination and accurate measurement of choroidal thickness in normal and pathologic states using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography systems. This review focuses on the principles of the new technology that make choroidal imaging using optical coherence tomography possible and on the changes that subsequently have been documented to occur in the choroid in various diseases. Additionally, it outlines future directions in choroidal imaging.Conclusion: Optical coherence tomography is now proven to be an effective non-invasive tool to evaluate the choroid and to detect choroidal changes in pathologic states. Additionally, choroidal evaluation using optical coherence tomography can be used as a parameter for diagnosis and follow-up. RETINA 32: 865-876, 2012
CitationRetina-the Journal of Retinal and Vitreous Diseases. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, v. 32, n. 5, p. 865-876, 2012.
Keywordsoptical coherence tomography
age-related macular degeneration
central serous chorioretinopathy
SponsorshipResearch to Prevent Blindness
Lions Club of Massachusetts
National Institutes of Health
Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Carl Zeiss Meditech, Inc
Topcon Medical Systems, Inc.
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