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Findings from Tufts University Provides New Data about Epiretinal Membrane (Optical coherence tomography in the preoperative and postoperative...

August 8, 2014



Findings from Tufts University Provides New Data about Epiretinal Membrane (Optical coherence tomography in the preoperative and postoperative management of macular hole and epiretinal membrane)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Current study results on Eye Diseases and Conditions have been published. According to news reporting originating in Boston, Massachusetts, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging plays an essential role in the diagnosis and treatment of macular diseases, including those of the vitreomacular interface. OCT enables accurate diagnosis and differentiation of full thickness macular hole, lamellar macular hole and epiretinal membrane, with or without the presence of vitreomacular adhesion."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Tufts University, "This information enables earlier diagnosis and treatment when necessary, and can guide the choice of therapy. OCT is useful to facilitate discussions with patients and manage the visual expectations. Postoperatively, OCT can be helpful to optimise patient comfort and visual outcomes."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "As the technology continues to improve, OCT will become increasingly critical for all aspects of care for patients with macular hole and epiretinal membrane."

For more information on this research see: Optical coherence tomography in the preoperative and postoperative management of macular hole and epiretinal membrane. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 2014;98():20-23. British Journal of Ophthalmology can be contacted at: Bmj Publishing Group, British Med Assoc House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JR, England. (BMJ Publishing Group - group.bmj.com/; British Journal of Ophthalmology - bjo.bmj.com/)

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting R.A. Goldberg, Tufts University, Sch Med, Tufts Med Center, New England Eye Center, Boston, MA 02111, United States. Additional authors for this research include N.K. Waheed and J.S. Duker (see also Eye Diseases and Conditions).

Keywords for this news article include: Boston, Massachusetts, United States, Retinal Diseases, Imaging Technology, Epiretinal Membrane, North and Central America, Eye Diseases and Conditions, Optical Coherence Tomography

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