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Intraoperative Optical Coherence Tomography Ocular Surgery on a Higher Level or Just Nice Pictures?

Sebastian Siebelmann, MD1,2; Philipp Steven, MD1,2; Claus Cursiefen, MD1
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1Department of Ophthalmology, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
2Cluster of Excellence: Cellular Stress Responses in Aging-Associated Diseases, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015;133(10):1133-1134. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2015.2396.
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In recent years, optical coherence tomography (OCT) has developed into one of the most important imaging techniques in ophthalmology. Nonetheless, this technology is still evolving rapidly as recent developments in multimodal swept-source OCT devices and 4-dimensional real-time OCT demonstrate.

Another currently developing sector in OCT application is the intraoperative use of OCT technology. Several approaches have been used to transfer OCT into an intraoperative setting, beginning with OCT-compatible positioning of the anesthetized patient1 and handheld OCT devices.2

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