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    OCT takes on evolving role in neuro-ophthalmology

    Adding to surgical armamentarium boosts ability to pinpoint diagnosis, location of damage

     

    Making a difference

    “So here’s an example of a 1-second OCT on someone you thought had nothing in the brain, and something was uncovered,” he said. “If that were not picked up, he could have died of a ruptured aneurysm.”

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    Another way that OCT is benefiting neuro-ophthalmology is to obtain a closer look at thinning of the ganglion cell layer, which is found in 20% of veterans who have traumatic brain injury, according to recent research from Dr. Kardon.

    The technology also can be combined with enface analysis and be used to better diagnose papilledema.

    Patterns of retinal ganglion cell layer thinning. A. Chiasmal disordersPatterns of retinal ganglion cell layer thinning. B: Optic tract lesions

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