Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology

Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography: Principles and Application in Retinal Diseases

Gabriella Moraes1, Livia Faes1, Bishwanath Pal2
1Research Centre at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, London, UK
2Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, EC1V 2PD, UK

Editor-in-Chief, Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology, Dr R.P.Centre, AIIMS.


Corresponding Author:

Bishwanath Pal 
MB BS MS Ophth FRCOphth FRCSEdin
Programme Director of
Training in Medical Retina
Moorfields Eye Hospital,
162 City Road, London
Email id: bishpal@yahoo.co.uk


Published Online: 30-JUL-2018
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.7869/djo.376

Abstract
The non-invasive imaging technology of optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A), has been claimed to potentially revolutionize the management of patients suffering from retinal disease. Its use in retinal diseases such as diabetic retinopathy (DR), age related macular degeneration (AMD), and retinal vein occlusion (RVO) has been expanding significantly over the last years. However, as any other imaging technique, limitations and artifacts need to be considered for its correct interpretation. Further studies are needed to assess the diagnostic properties of OCT-A as a patient management tool for retinal diseases. To what extent the potential of OCT-A will translate into daily medical routine still needs to be established.

Keywords :Tomography angiography, retinal diseases