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    OCTA: Future Is bright, fast, and wide in ROP


    More transition into pediatrics

    Ultrawide-field technology will provide objective diagnosis and quantification of stage, early detection of vitreoretinal traction and retinal detachment, and evaluation of choroidal volume.

    “For babies with peripheral disease within the posterior 100º to 110º, we will be able to objectively evaluate the structural and angiographic differences between stages 0, 1, 2, and 3 ROP, and identify the preceding tractional changes leading to the development of retinal detachment,” Dr. Campbell said.

    OCT has completely changed the way clinicians care for adults with retinal disease. “In contrast, ROP diagnosis continues to be subjective, based on indirect ophthalmoscopy or fundus photography,” Dr. Campbell said. “No objective methods of diagnosing or monitoring the disease. It is our belief that as OCT systems becomes faster, and more widely available, we will see the same transition in pediatric retina and be able to more objective diagnose and monitor zone, stage, and plus disease in ROP.”

    J. Peter Campbell, MD, MPH

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    This article is adapted from a presentation Dr. Campbell delivered at the 2017 American Society of Retina Specialists. Dr. Campbell has a patent application pending on this technology.



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