April 21, 2017 Conference


Angle imaging: OCT or UBM?

Dr. David Solá-Del Valle, Eye Health Services (Presenter)
Speaker Session Topic
Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide, and approximately half of all the cases that have been diagnosed can be classified as angle-closure glaucoma. This disease entity is heterogeneous, and it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish between the various subtypes of angle closure glaucoma. Imaging techniques such as optical coherence tomography (OCT) and ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM) can be extremely helpful to help diagnose some of these subtypes of angle closure glaucoma. These tests are objective, precise and typically less dependent on patient cooperation than gonioscopy. This talk will review the benefits and drawbacks of OCT and UBM when it comes to imaging of the anterior chamber angle. This talk will largely consist of picture examples of both imaging techniques. Examples will be given of when each imaging technique would be appropriate and how each imaging technique can be a useful adjunct to gonioscopy.