This website uses cookies to help us give you the best browsing experience. By continuing to use this portal, you agree to our use of this tool.
To learn more about how we use cookies and how to manage them please read our notice here.
Pearls from the EGS Guidelines
Pearls from the EGS Guidelines
Optical coherence tomography for glaucoma diagnosis

Publishing date: December 2020

Pearls Manager: Andrew Tatham

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) on its own does not provide a clinical diagnosis of glaucoma, just a statistical result based on comparison of the measured parameters with the corresponding reference database of healthy eyes. An interpretation of the result in the context of all clinical data is mandatory. Diagnosis of glaucoma based only on OCT exam should be avoided.

EGS Guidelines, 5th edition. Pages 28 and 78.

back to top