TITLE

OCT facilitates diagnosis, treatment of MS-associated eye disease

PUB. DATE
April 2009
SOURCE
Ocular Surgery News;4/25/2009, Vol. 27 Issue 8, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports on the growing acceptance of optical coherence tomography (OCT) in the analysis of axonal loss associated with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to ophthalmologist Robert C. Sergott. He notes that neuro-ophthalmology has a growing role in MS resaerch and clinical care. OCT is being used by researchers as a primary or secondary outcome in clinical trials analyzing medications aimed at preserving axonal thickness and retinal thickness. Sergott also points out that OCT can be used to evaluate the optic nerve and peripapillary area.
ACCESSION #
37336034

 

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