Imaging of the narrow angle


Marisse Masis

Shan C. Lin

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Aim: To review the role of imaging of the anterior segment in narrow angle patients.
Methods: PubMed literature review on current available technologies to assess the anterior segment imaging.
Results: A good identification of the anterior segment parameters is needed in order to achieve a good imaging evaluation. Although gonioscopy has been the gold standard for evaluating narrow/closed angles, anterior segment imaging in narrow angle evaluation is more specific in evaluating these important landmarks. Ultrasound biomicroscopy, optical coherence tomography, and Scheimpflug technology have specific advantages that make them more likely applicable for certain pathologies. Gonioscopy has some advantages over modern imaging techniques, which are important to keep in mind when making a clinical decision.
Conclusion: Anterior segment imaging applications are increasing exponentially and are a strong aid in day-to-day clinical evaluation.

Glaucoma Research 2018-2020, pp. 169-174 #12
Edited by: John R. Samples and Paul A. Knepper
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