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New developments in anterior segment optical coherence tomography for glaucoma

Wang, Dajiang; Lin, Shan

Current Opinion in Ophthalmology: March 2016 - Volume 27 - Issue 2 - p 111–117
doi: 10.1097/ICU.0000000000000243
GLAUCOMA: Edited by Donald L. Budenz
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Purpose of review The aim of the present review was to summarize the new developments in anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) for glaucoma.

Recent findings Recent years have demonstrated significant advances in the measurement of glaucoma through the use of AS-OCT. Furthermore, a more widespread use of AS-OCT in the clinical study of various glaucomas warrants review, which includes angel assessment, trabecular meshwork and Schlemm's canal assessment, and assessment of the filtering bleb and tube.

Summary AS-OCT was recently developed and has become a crucial tool in glaucoma clinical practice. AS-OCT is a noncontact imaging device that provides the detailed structure of the anterior part of the eyes. In this review, the author will discuss the various clinical applications of AS-OCT for glaucoma disease, such as angle assessment, trabecular meshwork and Schlemm's canal assessment, or assessment of the filtering bleb and tube.

aDepartment of Ophthalmology, General Hospital of PLA, 28th FuXing Road, Beijing 100853, China

bUCSF – Department of Ophthalmology, 10 Koret Way, San Francisco, CA 94143-0730, USA

Correspondence to Shan Lin, 8 Koret Way, Suite U519 San Francisco, CA 94143–0644, USA. Tel: +1 415 514 6920; fax: +1 415 514 6925; e-mail: shan.lin@ucsf.edu

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