Interpretation of Optical Coherence Tomography

What should we know for the best interpretation and correlation with other studies?

This course will develop a flowchart to help course participants analyze and interpret tomographic impressions and their correlation with clinical and other complementary tests. We will address the most common pathologies and their interpretation with OCT. As well as the tomographic characteristics of papilla analysis and their interpretation through a practical and interactive approach.



In recent years, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) has revolutionized the diagnosis of retinal diseases. This diagnostic modality is essential in the quality of care and follow-up of patients, since it allows visualization of the retina at high resolution. 


Intended for: ophthalmologists, ophthalmologists in training, and OCT technicians

Format: Online and self-paced with lifetime access

Duration: Approximately 2-4 hours a week for 8 weeks (depending on previous knowledge)

Certificate: 32 hours of PAAO Continuing Medical Education on completion


At the end of the course, the participants will be able to:

  • Recognize normal OCT features and basic lesions.
  • Correlate retinal pathologies with the clinic, fundus biomicroscopy, and digital angiography.
  • Based on the above, use a diagnostic algorithm to facilitate the analysis of optical coherence tomography.
  • Make a correct indication of OCT (possibilities and limitations).


  • Study guides that facilitate the student’s learning process.
  • Audiovisual lectures prepared by the teaching team on each topic. These will be available for online reading and in a save/print version.
  • Reading material, available in Spanish and/or English in pdf format.
  • Concept maps, synoptic charts, tables, memory aids for quick reference when interpreting OCT images in daily practice.
  • Mobile app for quick reference


  • Normal OCT Features
  • Description of tomographic impressions
  • EDI (Enhanced Deep Imaging) OCT: choroidal images.
  • Multimodal imaging study
  • Classification of basic injuries: steps to follow
  • Alterations of the vitreoretinal interface
  • Vascular diseases of the retina
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • age-related macular degeneration
  • Central Serous Choroidopathy
  • Myopia
  • OCT in the diagnosis of glaucoma
  • Uveitis and OCT
  • OCT and tumor lesions


Application activities are used throughout the course consisting of:

  • Multiple-choice questions
  • Open-ended, self-corrected questions with checklists
  • Question and answer forums
  • Submission of problem cases by the participants

Each module will have a final exam that must be passed to move on to the next module. The number of attempts is unlimited but must be passed to move on to the next module.

The activities will promote the exchange and use of students’ knowledge and experiences and facilitate applying new learning to professional practice.

The teachers in charge of the course will accompany, guide, and encourage the learning process in the individual instances and the collective learning interactions.

Meet the faculty

Dr Betty Arteaga MD
Dr. Camila Challiol MD


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Eduardo Mayorga MD
Dr. Eduardo Mayorga MD


Chair E-learning Committee at Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology.

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Other Participating Doctors

Dr. Maria Marcela Garcia,
Dr. Carolina Pozzoni,
Dr. Maria Natalia Ravazzola
Members Complementary Studies Section
Ophthalmology Service
Italian Hospital of Buenos Aires

PAAO Member

$100 USD

$120 USD non-member

life-time access
forum support
printable study materials

PAAO Member

$150 USD

$200 USD non-member

life-time access
forum support
printable study materials


$150 USD

USD non-member

life-time access
forum support
printable study materials

*Residents/fellows must submit a letter from their program.
**Technicians must submit a letter from an ophthalmologist.

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