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doi: 10.1097/IAE.0b013e31829f73bd
Original Study

HIGH-SPEED OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY AS A RELIABLE ADJUVANT TOOL TO GRADE OCULAR ANTERIOR CHAMBER INFLAMMATION

Igbre, Ann O. MD, MPH*; Rico, Mario C. MD; Garg, Sunir J. MD

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Abstract

Purpose:

To evaluate the high-speed anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) grading of the AS inflammation in patients with ocular inflammation.

Methods:

A retrospective consecutive case series study. Patients with clinically visible AS inflammation in at least one eye underwent AS-OCT (Visante; Zeiss Meditec) with three to eight line scans per eye, performed by a trained masked examiner. The images were reviewed for hyperreflective spots, noise, and artifact, and these were correlated to clinical examination.

Results:

Seventy-eight eyes of 41 patients were imaged. Forty-seven eyes had anterior chamber cells on clinical examination, and 68 had hyperreflective spots visible on AS-OCT. There was a significant correlation (Spearman r = 0.7274) between clinical examination and Visante OCT images. Several patterns of inflammation and artifacts were apparent.

Conclusion:

The AS-OCT is a promising technique for grading anterior chamber cells. There was a significant correlation between clinical examination and Visante grading.

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