2011-2012 Basic and Clinical Science Course, Section 12: by Carl D. Regillo MD

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By Carl D. Regillo MD

Studies the fundamental anatomy of the retina and diagnostic methods to retinal illness. contains wide examinations of issues of the retina and vitreous, together with affliction, irritation, hereditary dystrophies, abnormalities and trauma. Discusses laser treatment and vitreoretinal surgical procedure. final significant revision 2008-2009.

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Other Imaging Techniqu es More recent advances in posterior segment imaging have employed noncontact techniques that do not re quire the use of imaging dyes. Addit ional stud ies using each of these modalities are needed to clarify their place in the routine clinical care of patients. Optica l Coherence Tomog raphy Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a noni nvasive, noncontact imaging modality that produces micrometer-resolution, cross-sectio nal images of ocular tiss ue. OCT is based on imaging reflected light.

In rubella retinopathy, the RPE can be diffusely altered, but the EOG is normal. The EOG is most specific as a test for Best vitelliform dystrophy and thus is useful in evaluating any yellow lesions or macular scars that might be manifestat ions of this condi tion. Its use in evaluating diffuse RPE diseases is less clear, because patients who show an ab normal EOG usually show obvio us fun dus changes that are the main basis for the diagnosis. Some authors feel the EOG is a sensitive indicator of early ch loroqu ine toxicity, but others argue that mass electrical responses li ke the EOG or ERG are not sensitive to early toxicity.

Reprinted w/lh permission from Arden Ga, FOjas MR. Electrophysiological abnormalities in pigmentary degenerations of the rerina: assessment of value and basis Arch Ophthalmol. ) the retina appears and functions normall y. In rubella retinopathy, the RPE can be diffusely altered, but the EOG is normal. The EOG is most specific as a test for Best vitelliform dystrophy and thus is useful in evaluating any yellow lesions or macular scars that might be manifestat ions of this condi tion. Its use in evaluating diffuse RPE diseases is less clear, because patients who show an ab normal EOG usually show obvio us fun dus changes that are the main basis for the diagnosis.

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