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Optical Coherence Tomography and Visual Acuity: Photoreceptor Loss

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Optical Coherence Tomography

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SD-OCT has improved the visualization of intraretinal morphologic features quantitatively and qualitatively. SD-OCT allows the retinal physician to evaluate the integrity of each retinal layer such as the external limiting membrane (ELM) and the junction between the inner and outer segments (IS/OS junction) of the photoreceptors The presence and integrity of the external limiting membrane (ELM), the photoreceptor inner segment(IS), the outer segment(OS), and the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) appears to be a good prognostic feature for visual improvement after treatment for various macular diseases.

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Salam, A., Wolf-Schnurrbusch, U.E.K., Wolf, S. (2012). Optical Coherence Tomography and Visual Acuity: Photoreceptor Loss. In: Bernardes, R., Cunha-Vaz, J. (eds) Optical Coherence Tomography. Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27410-7_3

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