Research progress of the spectral-domain optical coherence tomography for glaucoma diagnosis

Authors: Tao Yulin,  Jiang Zhengxuan,  Tao Liming

DOI: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.2095-0160.2017.10.022
Published 2017-10-10
Cite as Chin J Exp Ophthalmol, 2017,35(10): 955-960.

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Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has the advantage of non-contact, good repeatability and quick to obtain retinal image.With the rapid development of resolution and scanning speed, OCT has been more widely used in the field of ophthalmology.OCT has developed from time-domain OCT (TD-OCT) to spectral-domain OCT(SD-OCT). OCT can diagnose glaucoma without visual field damage and play an important role in monitoring and diagnosing the progression of primary open angle glaucoma.In recent years, SD-OCT has made an enoumous contribution to the detection and diagnosis of glaucoma, by detecting retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness, structural parameters of optic disc as well as the macular ganglion cell complex (mGCC) thickness.This paper reviewed the relevant researches of the three parameters obtained from SD-OCT on the diagnosis of primary glaucoma.

Key words:

Tomography , optical coherence; Primary glaucoma; Retinal nerve fiber layer; Optic disk; Ganglion cell complex

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Tao Yulin
Department of Ophthalmology, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei 230601, China
Jiang Zhengxuan
Tao Liming
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