Clinical relevance of OCT artifact depends on data analysis

KOLOA, Hawaii — Some artifacts seen on optical coherence tomography have clinical importance but others do not depending on how the OCT measurements are being used, a speaker said here. In a quantitative analysis of glaucoma, for example, where very small changes in retinal nerve fiber layer are significant, artifacts are clinically important. “If you’re making your diagnosis or your patient management decisions based on numbers, you need to be sure the numbers are right,” Jay S. Duker, MD, professor and chairman, department of ophthalmology, New England Eye Center, told (Read more...)

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