Optical coherence tomography in cornea and refractive surgery

Volkan Hurmeric, Sonia H. Yoo, Fatih Mehmet Mutlu

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Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is the most promising imaging technique used in ophthalmology today. Noninvasive, noncontact and having quick image acquisition makes OCT a requirement in ophthalmology practice. OCT can be used to gain cross-sectional images of the anterior and posterior segment of the eye. In cornea and refractive surgery anterior segment OCT (AS-OCT) is used in presurgical planning and postsurgical evaluation. AS-OCT is especially needed in phakic intraocular lens implantation, laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis enhancement and lamellar keratoplasty. There are also various promising advancements in AS-OCT imaging, such as intraoperative OCT and ultra-high-resolution OCT. These techniques offer new therapeutic and diagnostic options with increased resolution and improved scanning time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-250
Number of pages10
JournalExpert Review of Ophthalmology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2012


  • cornea
  • femtosecond laser
  • optical coherence tomography
  • refractive surgery
  • ultra-high-resolution tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Optometry


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