Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography of Macular Diseases
Past Event Date:
Meeting room:Room 204 - Main Conference Room
Presenter: Dr. Simon Gao, The Center for Ophthalmic Optics and Lasers at OHSU
Center for Ophthalmic Optics & Lasers
Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University
Host: Natela Shanidze, Ph.D.
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography is a non-invasive method of visualizing the microvasculature in
the eye. It contrasts flowing blood from static tissues by assessing the change in the OCT signal over time. With
the continued development of high-speed OCT and improved algorithms, practical OCT angiography is now
available clinically. OCT angiography is particularly well suited for investigations relating to neovascularization
and capillary dropout. Recent clinical work has shown that OCT angiography can be used to track changes in
choroidal neovascularization in response to treatment and, in conjunction with other imaging modalities, aid
in the study of the pathophysiology of retinal degeneration.