Posterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography

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piggie croppedOptical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging technique that provides three-dimensional and cross sectional views of ocular structures including retinal layers, vitreous, and portions of the choroid and optic nerve.

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OCT is widely used clinically for diagnosis and longitudinal monitoring. It is particularly useful in the evaluation of macular edema, macular hole, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration. Pre-clinically, OCT is used for visualizing the posterior segment and assessing changes in retinal layers in drug safety studies.

OSOD uses Zeiss-Meditec Time domain (Stratus™), Spectral domain (Cirrus™), and Heidelberg Spectralis® instruments for pre-clinical studies.