New Diagnostic and Therapeutic Options in Eye Care

November 29, 2020

The new Xephilio OCT-S1 and OCT-A1 scanners can assess larger areas of the retina in high resolution with a fast acquisition time. Professor Paulo E. Stanga, one of Europe’s leading consultant ophthalmologists and vitreoretinal surgeons, explains how the advanced OCT scanners will contribute towards improving eye care.

Wide scan window

With such a wide, high-quality, scan window, our latest OCT systems have the potential to change clinical practice for the better.

“The Xephilio OCT-S1 and OCT-A1 will allow us to improve patient care by allowing us to scan larger areas of the retina and not just the posterior pole,” remarked Prof. Stanga, who is a consultant at the London Vision Clinic, in London, UK. “The systems will help us image the retina using higher resolution and image not only the vitreoretinal interface, but also deeper from the cortical towards the mid vitreous. These devices may also perhaps allow us to reduce our dependency on fundus fluorescein angiography. Widefield OCT angiography is changing the way we assess and diagnose diabetes.”

 New diagnostic opportunities

Artefacts are minimized with Canon Medical’s Xephilio OCT-S1. As a result, conditions that have previously been notoriously difficult to image using OCT technology due to the presence of artefacts, such as high myopia, can now be assessed.

Possibilities for fresh research

Prof. Stanga pioneered the use of OCT in the clinical setting in 1998 and still continues his research into the possibilities of the modality. The new Canon Medical OCT systems have stimulated fresh research projects under the Professor, including in-vivo cross sectional, en-face and angiographic OCT imaging of the cortical and core vitreous, the vitreoretinal interface, the neuroretina and choroid.

“These systems have renewed the interest of the team in retinal and vitreous imaging, as they bring new diagnostic opportunities and therapeutic options,” he said.

 Prof. Stanga has recently presented his initial experiences in using Wide-Field Swept Source OCT in an expert webinar. Watch again the full webinar on our website.

Or read the full VISIONS interview with Prof. Stanga HERE.