Edizione 2011 Printed in India
The purpose of this book is to help optical coherence tomography (OCT) users interpret images that, at the beginning, may look very complex and bewildering. We use a logical method for interpreting OCT images.
The first phase of analysis subdivides each image into its smallest components. The second phase combines these fine details to arrive at a synthesis; from then, to an accurate diagnosis and decide an appropriate therapy.
This manual features detailed schematic illustrations as well as actual scans, and is a step-by-step guide for interpreting images acquired by spectral domain OCT. lt gives information on technical and clinical possibilities in the study of glaucoma and on three-dimensional images.
We intend to help the readers reach logical interpretations of the OCT scans and assist OCT users in the difficult task of sifting through the mass of data to extract useful information.
Originally written for OCT Zeiss Cirrus users, it has been modified, thanks to ]aypee Brothers Medical Publishers, to be offered to a wider audience. We thank Zeiss executives who urged and assisted us in writing a basic OCT guidebook, and ]aypee Brothers Medical Publishers who proposed to modify it for a wider group of users.