Friday, September 11, 2009

3D Investigation of Glaucoma Surgery

Keisuke Kawana has reported 3D tomographic investigation of trabeculectomy blebs. The bleb is an artificial structure created on the anterior eye by a surgery "trabeculectomy" which is for the treatment of glaucoma. He employed 3D swept-source OCT for this investigation. Internal outflow channels and scleral flaps were successfully visualized.

This report has been published in Opthalmology, and available from the following links.
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Citation: K. Kawana, T. Kiuchi, Y. Yasuno and T. Oshika, "Evaluation of trabeculectomy blebs using 3-dimensional cornea and anterior segment optical coherence tomography," Ophthalmology 116, 848-855 (2009).