Advanced cataracts distort OCT measurements

Hasson, Matt; Budenz, Donald L.
March 2011
Ocular Surgery News;3/25/2011, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p24
Academic Journal
The article discusses the study which suggests the need for surgeons to abandon optical coherence tomography (OCT) retinal nerve fiber layer measurements in eyes with cataract that have signal strength of less than six. Author Donald L. Budenz of the study, says that clinicians need to be cautious in interpreting peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) measurements in cataractous eyes. The article adds that ultrasound biomicroscopy is not a viable option for making RNFL measurements.


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