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Advanced application & Interpretation of OCT and OCT Angiography in clinical practice

Sense Medical | Canon Hall: N8 Stand: M420

Learning Objectives

  1. The aim of this event is to help ophthalmologists understand and learn how to use OCT and OCTA in daily clinical practice for certain diseases.
  2. Get practical tips from the examples discussed to increase your diagnostic confidence.
  3. In the question-and-answer session, you could find answers that you need.

Prof. Tariq Aslam, MA (Oxon), DM (Oxon), FRCSEd (Ophth), PhD
Director, IOVS MSc Course Professor of Ophthalmology and Interface Technologies; University of Manchester, Consultant Ophthalmologist
Manchester Royal Eye Hospital
Manchester, United Kingdom

Background Information:
Prof. Tariq Aslam began his medical training at Oxford University and completed his medical retina fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital. His first research doctorate from Oxford University involved clinical trials in ophthalmic surgery and a further PhD from Heriot Watt University investigated technology applications in ophthalmology. Both doctorate theses utilized his skills in computer programming and his most recent led to a prize for the best PhD across all University disciplines. His current research explores many clinical interests in retina including psychological aspects and the potential for computerized and technological enhancement of patient care including novel device development. He has over 100 peer-reviewed publications, predominantly as lead author, a number of patents and is an investigator on multiple commercial as well as investigator lead studies. His research has led to a spin-out medical technology company with awards for social impact, which is his ultimate research goal.

Key uses of the wide field OCT-A: Vascular disease
In this presentation I present the practical applications of canon wide field OCT-A imaging in retinal vascular disease such as vein occlusions, diabetes and other less common conditions. With particular reference to limiting invasive investigations and need for rapid, accessible imaging I will describe why such wide field OCT-A imaging is not only interesting but an important tool to have for efficient, accurate and effective patient care.

Learning objectives of the presentation
To understand the principles of wide field OCT-A and what information can be garnered from these images.
To understand in which clinical scenarios might wide field OCT-A imaging help.
To understand what signs are important indicators for disease diagnosis or progression.

Dr. Barbara Parolini, MD
Head of Vitreoretinal Unit
Eye Care Clinic
Brescia, Italy

Background Information:
Dr. Barbara Parolini graduated in Italy from Medical School and obtained the diploma in Ophthalmology with laude in 1997. She has undertaken a postdoctoral fellowship at UCSF (San Francisco, USA) and at UMDNJ (Newark, USA), on retinal pigment epithelium transplantation in 1994-1995 and 1997-1998. Her expertise are complex cases of submacular surgery, diabetic retinopathy and high myopia, as well as eye reconstruction after trauma.
Dr. Parolini has published 60 peer-reviewed papers, 3 Book Chapters and an Ebook on Vitreoretinal Techniques (released in 2018).She is tutor of Bremen EVRS VitreoRetinal School and Thessaloniky VitreoRetinal School. Dr. Barbara Parolini obtained a patent of a model of macular buckle and a kit for episcleral surgery. Since 2016, VicePresident of the European VitreoRetina Society.

The beauty of Wide Field imaging in myopic traction maculopathy

Myopic traction Maculopathy (MTM) is one of the major complications of eyes with high myopia. The aim of the present talk will be to display examples of different stages of MTM pictured by wide field OCT. MTM can involve not only the posterior pole but also the peripheral side of the eye.

Learning objectives of the presentation
I will present new information on Myopic Traction Maculopathy (MTM). MTM is a disease that involves the macula but has consequences also on the peripheral area around the macula.
I will also present the new OCT-based MTM staging system (MSS). The MSS offers:

  • nomenclature of MTM
  • type of evolution and natural history info of MTM
  • prognosis of MTM
  • guidelines for treatment of MTM
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