Optical Coherence Topograhpy and its uses in gauging HIV retinal damage

Optical coherence tomography gauges HIV retinal damage

Updated: 2005-03-31 (Reuters Health)

By David Douglas

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is useful in assessing retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness in HIV patients, who can develop visual problems in the absence of cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis.

By using OCT, senior investigator Dr. William R. Freeman told Reuters Health, “one can objectively measure the damage to the retina which appears to result in these vision losses in HIV patients without infections in the retina.”
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