The routine use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) to screen candidates for cataract surgery can improve surgery timing and planning, give patients realistic expectations, and even lead to changes in treatment plans, results from a new study show, according to a Medscape report.
“There is no reason not to do this,” said Yishay Weill, MD, from the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel.
OCT, a relatively new technology, is noninvasive and fast and is becoming standard equipment for cataract surgeons. But it is not used routinely before cataract surgery everywhere. “Israel is pretty unique in screening all our patients,” Weill told Medscape Medical News.