Widefield OCT angiography
26 Feb 2024
In this session we will explore the research and clinical opportunities that have become possible with the advent of wide-field optical coherence tomography angiography ( OCT-A). The advancement of standard OCT-A imaging to be able to present this much wider field of view has exponentially increased the potential uses for this technology - where previous OCT-A imaging centred on macular disease, wide-field OCT A now includes much more of the retina that is commonly affected by vascular disease. This allows us to investigate with far greater clinical utility conditions such as diabetes and vein occlusion as well as rarer conditions such as vasculitis. The session will discuss the principles of wide-field OCT A imaging and how it is set to make a major impact particularly in diagnosis and management of diabetic retinopathy and other retinal vascular disorders. We will present examples of clinical cases where its use has been instrumental in management. We will also discuss research potential and example projects involving this machine and the implications for future research and clinical practice.