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February 2005

Intraoperative 2-Dimensional Optical Coherence Tomography as a New Tool for Anterior Segment Surgery

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Department of Ophthalmology, Medical University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany (Drs Geerling, Müller, Hoerauf, and Laqua); 4optics, Lübeck, Germany (Mr Winter); Möller-Wedel, Wedel, Germany (Mr Oelckers); Medical Laser Center, Lübeck, Germany (Mr Birngruber).

Arch Ophthalmol. 2005;123(2):253-257. doi:10.1001/archopht.123.2.253

We tested a 1310-nm optical coherence tomograph coupled with a beam splitter on the front lens of an operating microscope for intraoperative, noncontact visualization of anterior segment procedures. This new modification of optical coherence tomography technology allows intraoperative, high-resolution, cross-sectional imaging and pachymetry of the cornea and sclera during anterior segment surgery. It is particularly helpful for lamellar dissection techniques such as deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty and trabeculectomy.