1. Blood Components and OCT Reflectivity Evaluated in Animal Model

    Blood Components and OCT Reflectivity Evaluated in Animal Model

    Background/purpose : To see the relationship between blood components and optical coherence tomography ( OCT ) reflectivity using an animal model in which the aqueous humor was substituted by different experimental solutions without changing the integrity of the retina. Materials and methods : The aqueous humor of an enucleated swine eye was replaced with plasma obtained from healthy volunteers. The OCT reflectivity of the anterior chamber filled with each plasma was calculated from individual OCT images, and was expressed by an arbitrary unit (AU). The concentration of blood components such as cholesterol, hemoglobin (Hb) and bilirubin of each individual was measured, and the ...

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