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Turk J Ophthalmol. 2016 Jan;46(1):30-37. Epub 2016 Jan 5.

The Choroid and Optical Coherence Tomography.

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Bezmialem Vakıf University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, İstanbul, Turkey.


The choroid is the most vascular tissue in the eye and it plays an important role in the pathophysiology of various common chorioretinal diseases such as central serous retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration and degenerative myopia. Quantitative assessment of the choroid has been quite challenging with traditional imaging modalities such as indocyanine green angiography and ultrasonography due to limited resolution and repeatability. With the advent of optical coherence tomography (OCT) technology, detailed visualization of the choroid in vivo is now possible. Measurements of choroidal thickness have also enabled new directions in research to study normal and pathological processes within the choroid. The aim of the present study is to review the current literature on choroidal imaging using OCT.


Choroid; age-related macular degeneration; central serous retinopathy; degenerative myopia; optical coherence tomography

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No conflict of interest was declared by the authors. Financial Disclosure: The authors declared that this study received no financial support.

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