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Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a fundamentally new type of medical diagnostic imaging modality. OCT performs high-resolution, micron-scale, cross-sectional, or tomographic imaging of the internal microstructure of the retina. OCT is a powerful imaging technology because it enables real-time in situ imaging of tissue structure in the retina with resolutions of 1-5 microns. OCT images can be captured rapidly without contact to the eye, does not require dilation, and can be instantly reviewed with our patients moments after the scan. (Optical Coherence Tomography of Ocular Diseases, second edition, Joel S. Schuman et al)