MAR 26, 2009
This small prospective observational case series evaluated the utility of anterior segment OCT for imaging anterior segment tumors and compared it with ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM). OCT is already widely used to image posterior segment disorders. The authors concluded that UBM is preferable for imaging and following anterior segment tumors.
The researchers took images with both anterior segment OCT and UBM of 18 eyes of 18 patients with anterior segment tumors. Among them, five presented with cysts, eight with iris tumors and five with ciliary body tumors. Anterior segment OCT imaged small hypopigmented tumors with complete penetration, but highly pigmented tumors, large tumors and ciliary body tumors were incompletely imaged.
Dr. Singh has no financial interests to disclose.