Dr. Amanda Rey, member of the Department of Retina and Cataracts of the Catalan Institute of Retina, has won the award for best video communication during the 47th Congress of the Catalan Ophthalmology Society. The video, titled Intraoperative Optical Coherence Tomography in vitreoretinal surgery, was made in collaboration with Dr. Ignasi Jürgens, medical director of ICR and Dr. Agnieszka Dyrda, ophthalmologist at ICR Retina Department.
The award-winning video deals with the use of intraoperative OCT
During the presentation, several cases of patients who had undergone surgeries for cataracts and retinal diseases (macular hole, epiretinal membrane, retinal detachment, proliferative diabetic retinopathy, myopic macular retinoschisis and intraocular lens luxation) in our center with the use of RESCAN 700, a OCT-guided (optical coherence tomography) intraoperative microscope.
OCT is a non-invasive imaging technique that uses light waves to take pictures of the transversal section of the retina, allowing the diagnosis, control, and monitoring of macular diseases at the consulting room. A great advance in retinal surgery has been the use of surgical microscope integrated OCT, as it has allowed to obtain high resolution images from the retina in real time.
Intraoperative images taken by OCT during the retinal surgery provide a quick display of the areas of interest and help us improve and understand the structural alterations in eye tissues during the surgical act, which has a great impact in surgeon decisions.
ICR pioneers in OCT intraoperative microscopy technique
This technology that provides higher safety to surgical procedures was implemented at our center more than two years ago, making ICR one of the the very few clinics in Spain to have it.