Although the basic principles of image interpretation have been outlined in this chapter, future developments in OCT technology will likely lead to enhanced images and exploit other optical properties of tissue. High-resolution OCT systems, for example, will lead to better distinction between retinal layers and perhaps the ability to examine cellular morphology Tomography with multiple optical wavelengths or polarizations ยก13] will use spectroscopic or birefringent properties of tissue to provide increased contrast, allowing the detection and differentiation of various disease states.

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