1. Morphologic Changes in Patients with Geographic Atrophy Assessed with a Novel Spectral OCT-SLO Combination

    purpose. To investigate the appearance of geographic atrophy in high-resolution optical coherence tomography (OCT) images, the fundus autofluorescence (FAF) pattern, and infrared images simultaneously recorded with a novel combined OCT-scanning laser ophthalmology (SLO) system. methods. Patients aged over 50 years with geographic atrophy secondary to dry age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) were assessed in a prospective cross-sectional study by means of simultaneous spectral OCT-SLO (Spectralis HRA+OCT; Heidelberg Engineering, Heidelberg, Germany). The integrity of the retinal layers was analyzed in the apparently normal areas, the junctional zone between the normal retina and the geographic atrophy, and the atrophic area. The presence ...

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