Moving to Routine Use of Intraoperative OCT in Eye Surgery

Learn why Dr. Barbara Parolini says it makes sense to move to a routine use of intraoperative OCT in ophthalmic surgery

Dr Barbara Parolini is one of the pioneers in the use of intraoperative OCT in eye surgery. Since 2016, she has gained a lot of clinical experience with different intraoperative OCT systems. In this white paper she summarizes her personal experience. She provides answers to why she believes intraoperative OCT is here to stay and will have a firm future in ophthalmic surgery practice.



Overview of the chapters written and illustrated by Dr Parolini

  • Introduction: Development of OCT technologies
  • Case collection performed with intraoperative optical coherence tomography (OCT)
    • Peeling maneuvers
    • Retinal detachment
    • Retinal detachment associated with retinoschisis
    • Macular buckle for retinal detachment in high myopia
    • Submacular surgery and autologous transplantation of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and choroid.
    • Recurrence of retinal detachment and proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR)
    • Vitreous opacity without preoperative OCT

  • Impact of intraoperative OCT usage on other factors, including teaching, education, cost and workflow
  • Personal conclusion

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