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Spectralis OCT atlas launched by Heidelberg

February 2014

Extensive images and clear labelling feature in a new Optical Coherence Tomography Atlas, specifically for users of the advanced scanning provided by Heidelberg Engineering’s SPECTRALIS OCT.

Designed to help educate SPECTRALIS users in the interpretation of OCT imaging and the evaluation of various disease states, it has been produced for Heidelberg Engineering by Washington-based Consultant Vitreo Retinal Surgeon, Neal Adams. As Editor-in-Chief of the Peer Reviewed EYE REPORT, Neal has ensured great clarity of presentation to make this an easy electronic reference tool.

“This is not a diagnostic guide, and no substitute for clinical experience and judgement, but a valuable aid for those embarking on OCT interpretation and how various disease states are recorded,” said Christopher Mody, Heidelberg UK Clinical Programme Manager.

Commencing with the normal retina it takes the user through the first steps of interpretation. Retinal pigment epithelium, photoreceptors and vitreous, posterior vitreous detachments, vitreo macular traction, epiretinal membrane, lamellar macular holes, cystoid and diabetic macular edema, outer retinal holes, wet and dry AMD, and the Drusen, plus multiple pathologies are all covered.

“Some of the illustrations, and excellent labelling, are proving to be a great aid in explaining to patients the development of their disease, beyond being an educational tool for the whole practice,” added Christopher.

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