What is the role of OCT in the workup of pediatric multiple sclerosis (MS)?

Updated: Jan 30, 2019
  • Author: Alice K Rutatangwa, DO, MSc; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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Optical coherence tomography (OCT) uses near-infrared light to quantify the thickness of the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) (which contains only nonmyelinated axons). It has been shown to provide a sensitive evaluation of the RNFL thickness in this population, a correlate of optic atrophy. [45]


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