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Intraoperative Optical Coherence Tomography Guided Ocular Surgeries: Critical Analysis of Clinical Role and Future Perspectives

Authors Pujari A, Agarwal D, Chawla R, Kumar A, Sharma N

Received 4 July 2020

Accepted for publication 7 August 2020

Published 24 August 2020 Volume 2020:14 Pages 2427—2440

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S270708

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser


Amar Pujari,* Divya Agarwal,* Rohan Chawla, Atul Kumar, Namrata Sharma

Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

*These authors contributed equally to this work

Correspondence: Amar Pujari
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Tel +91 8447226221
Email dramarpujari@gmail.com

Abstract: Intraoperative imaging of ocular tissues for diagnostic and therapeutic applications has gained immense admiration in recent years. The real time cross-sectional imaging, as well as three and four dimensional reconstruction abilities of intraoperative optical coherence tomography (iOCT), has enhanced our knowledge on many fronts in surgical maneuvers. In this review, we discuss the iOCT discovered constructive knowledge in the cornea, cataract, refractive, glaucoma, pediatric ocular, and various retinal conditions. The practical utility with decision modifying aspects along the specified ocular tissues and with respect to specific ocular entities have been narrated. Moreover, limitations and future directions have also been emphasized to make ophthalmic care more comprehensive in the future.

Keywords: intraoperative optical coherence tomography, iOCT, hand-held optical coherence tomography and intraoperative microscope integrated optical coherence tomography

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