Anterior Segment Applications of Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography

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Abstract

Purpose: To review the current literature regarding optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) applications in the anterior segment. Methods: A literature search was performed for terms including OCT-Angiography, anterior segment, cornea, conjunctiva, iris, applications and use in ophthalmology. Results: Fifteen studies were identified, 14 in human subjects. Studies with OCT-A of the conjunctiva, episclera, cornea, and iris were identified, some with normal eyes imaged and others with various pathologies. Most of these studies imaged corneal neovascularization. Three studies described protocols used for image acquisition, one of which was referenced by two later papers. Conclusions: OCT-A is a noninvasive technology with recent applications in the anterior segment. Several pilot studies have been performed on various anterior segment structures and disease states however standardization of image acquisition techniques is still needed. Future imaging could allow noninvasive and serial monitoring of pathology as well as recurrence after therapeutic intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)264-269
Number of pages6
JournalSeminars in Ophthalmology
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 19 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Anterior segment
  • Conjunctiva
  • Cornea
  • Iris
  • OCT-Angiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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