1. Radiation Maculopathy is Anticipated by OCT Hyperreflective Retinal Foci: a Large, Prospective Confirmation study

    Radiation Maculopathy is Anticipated by OCT Hyperreflective Retinal Foci: a Large, Prospective Confirmation study

    Purpose: To investigate, by means of spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT), retinal reflectivity changes as an early biomarker anticipating radiation induced macular edema (ME) in patients treated by Iodine-125 (I-125) brachytherapy. Methods: Thirty patients planned for I-125 brachytherapy because of uveal melanoma (UM) were prospectively included and followed every 4 months for 5 years. Reflectivity alterations, namely hyperreflective retinal foci (HRF) were characterized and counted by two independent masked examiners by means of SD-OCT imaging. HRF were defined as discrete intraretinal reflectivity changes ≤30μm, with reflectivity similar to nerve fiber layer and without back shadowing. Results: ME occurred ...

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