1. Objective Evaluation of Functionality of Filtering Bleb Based on Polarization-Sensitive Optical Coherence Tomography

    Objective Evaluation of Functionality of Filtering Bleb Based on Polarization-Sensitive Optical Coherence Tomography

    Purpose : The fibrosis score is a new diagnostic score that we have developed to evaluate the function of bleb structures after glaucoma filtration surgery using polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography (PS-OCT). This study aims to assess the efficacy of the fibrosis score in discriminating nonfunctional from the functional blebs. Methods : A total of 20 patients who had undergone glaucoma filtration surgery were imaged at different time periods after surgery using PS-OCT. Birefringence tomography of blebs was obtained from PS-OCT, and the fibrosis score was computed for each patient. The fibrosis score is defined as the area of occupation of high birefringence ...

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