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Detection of optic disc oedema using optical coherence tomography
  1. Khalil Ghasemi Falavarjani,
  2. Mostafa Solan Sanjari
  1. Eye Research Center, Rassoul Akram Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  1. Correspondence to Dr Khalil Ghasemi Falavarjani, Eye Research Center, Rassoul Akram hospital, Sattarkhan-Niayesh Street, Tehran 14455-364, Iran; drghasemi{at}

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We read with great interest the study by Vartin C and associates,1 describing the role of spectral domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) for the detection of optic disc oedema. Currently, the standard method for the diagnosis of disc oedema is fundus examination. Obviously, the detection of moderate to severe disc oedema is easy. Patients with small cupless discs (so-called crowded discs) may have a prominent optic nerve head which looks like a mild disc oedema. In …

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  • Contributors Both authors contributed similarly to the design, data acquisition and writing the paper.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval Ethics approval was provided by Tehran University Eye Research Center in the Rassoul Akram Hospital.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.