OCT use surges over past decade

A surge in optical coherence tomography use for diagnosis of neovascular age-related macular degeneration and macular edema coincided with a marked drop in the use of fluorescein angiography and fundus photography, according to a large longitudinal study. “Indeed, these trends appear to represent a shift in testing paradigms toward increasing reliance on OCT at the expense of more traditional modalities,” the study authors said. Researchers culled claims data from a managed-care database and assessed whether 22,954 patients with neovascular AMD or 31,810 patients with macular edema underwent OCT, fluorescein angiography (Read more...)

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