Angio-OCT is a novel diagnostic technique that allows visualizing the retinal circulation without using intravenous contrast; Simultaneously, you can see the different capillary networks of the retina and choroid. You can see the glasses of the 3mm., 6mm. And 8 mm. Central regions of the retina, in addition to observing the circulation of the optic nerve head.
Applications of Angio-OCT
Angio-OCT has multiple applications in vascular macular pathology, optic nerve and choroidal pathology. For example, it makes it possible to study the vasculature in diseases such as neovascular macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, macular edema and pachyteroid diseases.
Through the Angio-OCT can be observed areas of non-perfusion, and also delimit the avascular area of the fovea.
Advantages of Angio-OCT
Angio-OCT is a minimally invasive and very fast technique, which can be performed whenever the transparency of the ocular means allows. It allows early detection of prevalent diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy, and is repeatable over time.
Risks of Angio-OCT
Unlike conventional fluorescein angiography, the Angio-OCT has no risk, and is infinitely more comfortable and safe for the patient.
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