Application and prospect of optical coherence tomography in the diagnosis and management of ocular surface squamous neoplasia

Authors: Li Yulin,  Zhang Hong

DOI: 10.3760/cma.j.cn115989-20190709-00302
Published 2021-02-10
Cite as Chin J Exp Ophthalmol, 2021,39(02): 161-165.

Abstract

As a non-invasive examination method, anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) has huge potential in detecting neoplastic epithelial lesion.With AS-OCT, detection and differentiation of ocular surface squamous neoplasia (OSSN) within ocular surface pathologies can be achieved and the diagnosis rate is comparable to that of biopsy.With the development of technology, AS-OCT imaging mode has developed from time-domain OCT to spectral-domain OCT with higher penetrance and resolution, the high-quality images of which are helpful to distinguish the benign and malignant OSSN, enhance the detection rate of OSSN, improve the differentiation of ocular surface tumors, and thus improve the diagnostic accuracy of OSSN.In addition, AS-OCT can help optimize the treatment regimen and effectively monitor the outcome of the disease in the clinical management stage, such as monitoring the recurrence of OSSN and evaluating chemotherapy.In this article, the morphological features of OSSN, the advantages and disadvantages of OSSN auxiliary examinations, the development of AS-OCT, the specific manifestation of OSSN on AS-OCT, the application of OCT in atypical OSSN, as well as the value and limitation of AS-OCT in the diagnosis and management of OSSN were reviewed.

Key words:

Ocular surface squamous neoplasia; Optical coherence tomography; Management

Contributor Information

Li Yulin
Eye Hospital, The First Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150001, China
Zhang Hong
Eye Hospital, The First Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150001, China
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