Optical Coherence Tomography

  • Stephen H. Tsang
  • Tarun SharmaEmail author
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1085)


Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has enhanced our understanding and management of retinal diseases, ever since the time-domain OCT was introduced in the early 2000s. The introduction of spectral-domain OCT in the mid-2000s and the later introduction of swept-source OCT provided faster scanning strategies and high-resolution images of the retina and choroid.


Optical coherence tomography Retina Choroid 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jonas Children’s Vision Care, Bernard & Shirlee Brown Glaucoma Laboratory, Columbia Stem Cell Initiative-Departments of Ophthalmology, Biomedical Engineering, Pathology & Cell Biology, Institute of Human Nutrition, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Ophthalmology, Columbia UniversityEdward S. Harkness Eye Institute, NewYork-Presbyterian HospitalNew YorkUSA

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