Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

  • Axel PetzoldEmail author


Retinal optical coherence tomography (OCT) has developed from a research tool to a validated instrument recommended for clinical use. For good clinical practice (GCP), this will require adherence to quality control (QC) criteria. This chapter will provide an overview of lessons learned from hands-on teaching of retinal OCT to a broad audience at a number of centers, both neurological and ophthalmological, and international teaching courses. The chapter will also highlight practical QC points as relevant to working together with a reading center for clinical studies and trials.


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Supplementary material

Video 3.1

Video showing correct placement of the OCT measurement beam to the center of the pupil and artifacts related to off-center placement (Reproduced with permission from Balk et al. [14].) (MP4 148502 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Neuro-ophthalmologyMoorfields Eye Hospital & National Hospital of Neurology and NeurosurgeryLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of NeuroimmunologyUCL Institute of NeurologyLondonUK
  3. 3.Dutch Expertise Center Neuro-Ophthalmology, Departments of Neurology and OphthalmologyVU Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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