Optical coherence tomography of corneal and scleral melts

Harsha S. Reddy, Yan Li, Samuel C. Yiu, John A. Irvine, David Huang

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Corneal and scleral melts can be difficult to assess by slit-lamp due to the overlying opacity. The authors demonstrate the role of optical coherence tomography (OCT) in the diagnosis and management of two cases of corneal and scleral melt. A high-speed anterior segment OCT system operating at a 1,310-nm wavelength was used. Cross-sectional OCT images showed the depth and extent of the melt. OCT images were obtained through an opaque pannus in one case and through a calcium plaque in the other. OCT images at the follow-up examination revealed a thin fluid space between the amniotic graft and cornea and its subsequent resolution in the first case and the fits of an epicardial graft and a subsequent clear lamellar corneal graft in the second case. OCT images allow physicians to assess melts through opaque media and subsequent graft integration after repair.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)514-517
Number of pages4
JournalOphthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology


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