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Anterior segment optical coherence tomography as a tool for monitoring corneal melt

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First Author: G.Vakros UK

Co Author(s):    C. Vakros   D. Vakros           

Abstract Details

Purpose:

To demonstrate the use of Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography (AS-OCT) as a monitoring tool in two cases of corneal melt.

Setting:

The study took place in a private ophthalmic unit.

Methods:

A high speed spectral domain AS-OCT (840nm, RTVue®) was used and cross-sectional images were obtained during the course of the treatment.

Results:

The images obtained on each follow-up were compared and the healing process was monitored by measuring the corneal thickness. Once Seidel negative was observed, a bandage contact lens was placed as adjuvant to assist in corneal healing, with satisfactory resolution in both cases.

Conclusions:

AS-OCT is a valuable tool for the assessment of the healing process of corneal melt. FINANCIAL DISCLOUSRE: NONE

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