Background and Objectives: To compare images of geographic atrophy (GA) obtained using spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) with images obtained using fundus autofluorescence (FAF). Patients and Methods: Five eyes from patients with dry AMD were imaged using SD-OCT and FAF, and the size and shape of the GA were compared. Result: GA appears bright on SD-OCT compared with the surrounding areas with an intact retinal pigment epithelium because of increased reflectivity from the underlying choroid. SD-OCT and FAF both identified GA reproducibly, and measurement of the area of GA is comparable between the two methods with a mean difference of 2.7% of the total area. Conclusion: SD-OCT can identify and quantitate areas of GA. The size and shape of these areas correlate well to the areas of GA seen on autofluorescence images; however, SD-OCT imaging also provides important cross-sectional anatomic information.
|Ophthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging
|Published - Jul 2008
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