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Three physicians join together to give presentations on clinical applications of optical coherence tomography.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the most clinically relevant parameter collected from an OCT scan
  • Minimize the false positive rate by recognizing the common artifacts of testing (for use of SD-OCT in glaucoma management)
  • Describe the advantages and limitations of OCT over UBM in anterior segment imaging

Reading Resources:

  1. Sung KR, Wollstein G, Kim NR, Na JH, Nevins JE, Kim CY, Schuman JS. Macular assessment using optical coherence tomography for glaucoma diagnosis. Br J Ophthalmol. 2012 Dec;96(12):1452-5. doi: 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2012-301845.
  2. Mwanza J, Oakley JD, Budenz DL, et al. Ability of Cirrus HD-OCT Optic Nerve Head Parameters to Discriminate Normal from Glaucomatous Eyes. Ophthalmology.  2011;118:241-248.
  3. Ishikawa H. Anterior segment imaging for glaucoma: OCT or UBM? Br J Ophthalmol. 2007 Nov;91(11):1420-1.


Drs. Albeiruti and Ishikawa have no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

Dr. Schuman has financial interests with the following any entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Carl Zeiss Meditec - Royalties

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.0 contact hour.

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Release Date: 6/11/2013 | Last Modified On: 6/11/2013 | Expires: 6/11/2014

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