What Are Limitations to OCTs?
Due to the OCT utilizing light waves, limitations to its reliability must be taken into consideration when ordering this diagnostic tool. If a patient presents with blood in their vitreous or if they have a dense cataract, the image will not be clear. These types of opacities will interfere with the OCT imagining, limiting its quality.
Additionally, patient cooperation is a necessity to utilize this diagnostic tool. If a patient moves during the testing the quality of the image can be altered. However, with continued advancements in OCT technology, images are increasingly possible even in patients who cannot remain absolutely still.
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