Differential Diagnosis With Spectral Domain OCT

  • Although hundreds of retinal disorders are encountered clinically, the response of the retina to these myriad disorders is rather limited when viewed ophthalmoscopically.
  • Abnormalities typically appear as either black, red or white lesions.
  • White, light colored, grey or pale yellow dots and spots are encountered in an important group of unrelated disorders that ideally require differential diagnosis.
  • SD-OCT has emerged as the most useful technology in depth analysis of dots, spots and other light colored lesions.
  • Once the depth of a lesion is identified, the specific retinal layer is revealed and the differential diagnosis is vastly simplified.
  • Take the tour through the retinal layers that follows and learn how to improve your diagnostic abilities of these ubiquitous dots, spots and other light colored retinal lesions.