1. Functional regulation of an outer retina hyporeflective band on optical coherence tomography images

    Functional regulation of an outer retina hyporeflective band on optical coherence tomography images

    Human and animal retinal optical coherence tomography (OCT) images show a hyporeflective band (HB) between the photoreceptor tip and retinal pigment epithelium layers whose mechanisms are unclear. In mice, HB magnitude and the external limiting membrane-retinal pigment epithelium (ELM-RPE) thickness appear to be dependent on light exposure, which is known to alter photoreceptor mitochondria respiration. Here, we test the hypothesis that these two OCT biomarkers are linked to metabolic activity of the retina. Acetazolamide, which acidifies the subretinal space, had no significant impact on HB magnitude but produced ELM-RPE thinning. Mitochondrial stimulation with 2,4-dinitrophenol reduced both HB magnitude and ...

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