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Invited Commentary
September 2016

Optical Coherence Tomography in High Myopia

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York University School of Medicine, New York
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016;134(9):1040. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2016.2017

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a precise technology that can be used for interrogating tissue structure and function noninvasively, painlessly, and quickly using near-infrared light. At its inception, OCT was typically a tool for assessing tissue thickness. Time-domain OCT is fast enough to scan a circle centered on the optic nerve head (circumpapillary) to assess retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness. With the development of spectral-domain OCT, volumetric (3-dimensional) scanning becomes feasible.

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