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Invited Commentary
October 2015

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

Author Affiliations
  • 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

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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