1. OCT-Detected Optic Nerve Head Neural Canal Direction, Obliqueness and Minimum Cross-Sectional Area in Healthy Eyes

    OCT-Detected Optic Nerve Head Neural Canal Direction, Obliqueness and Minimum Cross-Sectional Area in Healthy Eyes

    Purpose To assess anterior scleral canal opening (ASCO) offset relative to Bruch’s membrane opening (BMO) (ASCO/BMO offset) so as to determine neural canal direction, obliqueness, and minimum cross-sectional area (NCMCA) in 362 healthy eyes. Design Cross-sectional study Methods After OCT optic nerve head (ONH) and retinal nerve fiber layer thickness (RNFLT) imaging, BMO and ASCO were manually segmented and planes, centroids, size and shape were calculated. Neural canal direction was defined by projecting the neural canal axis vector (connecting BMO and ASCO centroids) onto the BMO plane. Neural canal obliqueness was defined by the angle between the neural ...

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