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Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume 2012, Article ID 103704, 5 pages
Review Article

Anterior Chamber Angle Evaluation with Fourier-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography

Center for Ophthalmic Optics & Lasers, Casey Eye Institute and Department of Ophthalmology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR 97239-4197, USA

Received 20 March 2012; Accepted 13 June 2012

Academic Editor: Norma Allemann

Copyright © 2012 Matthew Bald et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


New advances in anterior segment optical coherence tomography (OCT) technology development allow visualizing the anterior chamber angle of the eye with high speed and high resolution. Fourier-domain (FD) OCT instruments working at 840 nm can reliably identify fine angle structures such as the Schwalbe's line. This paper demonstrates quantitative angle assessment with 840 nm FD-OCT and provides diagnostic cutoff values for occludable angle detection. This is useful for angle closure glaucoma diagnosis and management. Moreover, 840 nm FD-OCT is a useful tool for postsurgical evaluation in glaucoma patients.