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Invited Commentary
July 2018

Developing Binocular Optical Coherence Tomography for Strabismus: Not a Simple Task

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Queen's University, Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2018;136(7):818-819. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2018.1978

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) use in ophthalmology continues to increase as more indications for and developments of OCT imaging are described. Optical coherence tomography provides objective, quantitative data that allow an accurate diagnosis and monitoring of eye disease, reducing the variability inherent in subjective patient evaluations. However, the increasing use of OCT in ophthalmology has created a burden to our health care system due to high operating costs. The idea of a compact binocular OCT device that is cheaper to build and patient operated is an attractive idea to reduce costs and improve the efficiency of delivering health care while improving patient experiences and care.1,2