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"Automated OCT Shows Promise in Urgent Care Setting" - Scott Buzby

  • Healio: Primary Care Optometry News
  • New York, NY
  • (July 29, 2019)

Expanded urgent care access to automated OCT shows promise in increasing accuracy and timeliness of diagnosis as well as providing immediate documentation of pathology to further substantiate medical decision making, according to a study performed by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published in BMJ Open Ophthalmology. Richard Rosen, MD, professor of ophthalmology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and author of the study said, “One of the problems that we're still battling is acute stroke in the eye, central artery occlusion. We've had very good success utilizing the assistance of our colleagues in interventional radiology.” He added, “Using the same approach employed in patients who have stroke, in other parts of the central nervous system injection of a clot-busting drug, TPA, may restore central retinal circulation and restore visual function.”

— Richard B. Rosen, MD, Deputy Chair, Clinical Affairs, Professor, Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, The Belinda Bingham Pierce & Gerald G. Pierce, MD, Distinguished Chair of Ophthalmology, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai

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