1. Articles from Yingying Shi

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    1. Mitigating the effects of choroidal hyper- and hypo-transmission defects on choroidal vascularity index assessments using optical coherence tomography

      Mitigating the effects of choroidal hyper- and hypo-transmission defects on choroidal vascularity index assessments using optical coherence tomography

      Background: Changes in choroidal vascularity index (CVI) are associated with multiple choroid-related ocular diseases. CVI is calculated as the area/volume ratio of vessels in the choroid, which could be affected by alterations in regional signal intensities due to hypo-transmission defects (hypoTDs) caused by drusen and retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) detachments, and hyper-transmission defects (hyperTDs) caused by the absence of RPE. To develop a simulation model to verify the CVI assessments in eyes with hyper/hypoTDs and demonstrate that accurate CVIs can be achieved after attenuation correction on swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT). Methods: A simulation model was developed on ...

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    2. Swept-Source Optical Coherence Tomography Detection of Bruch’s Membrane and Choriocapillaris Abnormalities in Sorsby Macular Dystrophy

      Swept-Source Optical Coherence Tomography Detection of Bruch’s Membrane and Choriocapillaris Abnormalities in Sorsby Macular Dystrophy

      Purpose: Swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography (SS-OCTA) was used to analyze Bruch's membrane (BM) and choriocapillaris (CC) abnormalities in undiagnosed family members with Sorsby macular dystrophy (SMD). Methods: In a family with SMD (TIMP3 Tyr191Cys), SS-OCTA imaging was performed using the 6X6mm scan patter and previously validated algorithms to detect abnormalities in BM and the CC, as well as the presence of reticular pseudodrusen (RPD) and macular neovascularization (MNV). Genetic analyses were performed for TIMP3 mutations. Results: Of eight family members, two were previously diagnosed with SMD and six were asymptomatic. SS-OCTA imaging of the 33-year-old proband revealed type ...

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    3. Automatic geographic atrophy segmentation using optical attenuation in OCT scans with deep learning

      Automatic geographic atrophy segmentation using optical attenuation in OCT scans with deep learning

      A deep learning algorithm was developed to automatically identify, segment, and quantify geographic atrophy (GA) based on optical attenuation coefficients (OACs) calculated from optical coherence tomography (OCT) datasets. Normal eyes and eyes with GA secondary to age-related macular degeneration were imaged with swept-source OCT using 6 × 6 mm scanning patterns. OACs calculated from OCT scans were used to generate customized composite en face OAC images. GA lesions were identified and measured using customized en face sub-retinal pigment epithelium (subRPE) OCT images. Two deep learning models with the same U-Net architecture were trained using OAC images and subRPE OCT images. Model ...

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    4. Diagnosing Persistent Hyper-Transmission Defects on En Face OCT Imaging of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

      Diagnosing Persistent Hyper-Transmission Defects on En Face OCT Imaging of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

      Purpose: A training exercise was performed to study the ability of graders to reliably identify precursor lesions to geographic atrophy (GA), known as persistent choroidal hyper-transmission defects (hyperTDs), using en face optical coherence tomography (OCT) images from eyes with non-exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Design: Intergrader agreement study PARTICIPANTS: Eleven graders participated in this exercise. Methods: Formal training on how to identify persistent hyperTDs on en face OCT images was provided to the graders. Persistent hyperTDs were defined as bright lesions having a greatest linear dimension (GLD) of at least 250 μm. Training consisted of a tutorial session followed by ...

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    5. Interocular asymmetry of choroidal thickness and vascularity index measurements in normal eyes assessed by swept-source optical coherence tomography

      Interocular asymmetry of choroidal thickness and vascularity index measurements in normal eyes assessed by swept-source optical coherence tomography

      Background: To investigate the symmetry of interocular choroidal thickness and vascularity index measurements in normal eyes using swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT). Cross-sectional and observational study. This study included 244 eyes of 122 normal adults with ages uniformly distributed from 19 to 89 years. Methods: SS-OCT imaging was performed using a scanning pattern of 12×12 mm. Mean choroidal thickness (MCT) and choroidal vascularity index (CVI) measurements in the entire scanning region were obtained using a validated and published automatic method. The correlation and differences (including signed and absolute differences) between bilateral MCT and CVI measurements were analyzed at the ...

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    6. Choroidal Changes in Eyes With Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy After Anti-VEGF Therapy Imaged With Swept-Source OCT Angiography

      Choroidal Changes in Eyes With Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy After Anti-VEGF Therapy Imaged With Swept-Source OCT Angiography

      Purpose: Swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography was used to investigate choroidal changes and their association with pigment epithelial detachments (PEDs) in eyes with polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) after treatment with vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibitors. Methods: Patients with treatment-naïve PCV were included and underwent anti-VEGF therapy. Mean choroidal thickness (MCT), choroidal vascularity index (CVI), and PED volume measurements were obtained before and after treatment. Results: Thirty-four treatment-naïve PCV eyes from 33 patients were included. The PED volume decreased after treatment (P < 0.05). The MCT decreased from 223.0 ± 79.6 µm at baseline to 210.9 ...

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    7. Analysis of correlations between local geographic atrophy growth rates and local OCT angiography-measured choriocapillaris flow deficits

      Analysis of correlations between local geographic atrophy growth rates and local OCT angiography-measured choriocapillaris flow deficits

      The purpose of this study is to quantitatively assess correlations between local geographic atrophy (GA) growth rates and local optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA)-measured choriocapillaris (CC) flow deficits. Thirty-eight eyes from 27 patients with GA secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) were imaged with a commercial 1050 nm swept-source OCTA instrument at 3 visits, each separated by ∼6 months. Pearson correlations were computed between local GA growth rates, estimated using a biophysical GA growth model, and local OCTA CC flow deficit percentages measured along the GA margins of the baseline visits. The p-values associated with the null hypothesis of ...

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    8. WIDE-FIELD SWEPT-SOURCE OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY ANGIOGRAPHY OF DIABETIC TRACTIONAL RETINAL DETACHMENTS BEFORE AND AFTER SURGICAL REPAIR

      WIDE-FIELD SWEPT-SOURCE OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY ANGIOGRAPHY OF DIABETIC TRACTIONAL RETINAL DETACHMENTS BEFORE AND AFTER SURGICAL REPAIR

      Purpose: Wide-field (WF) swept-source (SS) optical coherence tomography angiography (SS-OCTA) was used to image diabetic tractional retinal detachments (TRDs) before and after pars plana vitrectomy. The clinical utility of SS-OCTA was assessed. Methods: Patients with diabetic TRDs were imaged prospectively with SS-OCTA. Ultrawide-field imaging was obtained when possible. Postoperative WF SS-OCTA imaging was performed. Results: From January 2018 through December 2019, 31 eyes of 21 patients with diabetic TRDs were imaged. Wide-field SS-OCTA en-face images captured all areas of TRD and fibrovascular proliferation within the posterior pole that were visualized on ultrawide-field imaging. Optical coherence tomography angiography B-scans revealed the ...

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    9. Swept-Source OCT Angiographic Characteristics of Treatment-Naïve Nonexudative Macular Neovascularization in AMD Prior to Exudation

      Swept-Source OCT Angiographic Characteristics of Treatment-Naïve Nonexudative Macular Neovascularization in AMD Prior to Exudation

      Purpose: To investigate the characteristics of treatment-naïve nonexudative macular neovascularization (MNV) in age-related macular degeneration before the onset of exudation using swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography. Methods: MNV area, choriocapillaris (CC) flow deficits (FDs), vessel area density (VAD), vessel skeleton density (VSD), retinal pigment epithelial detachment (PED) volume, mean choroidal thickness (MCT), and choroid vascularity index (CVI) measurements were assessed at two visits prior to exudation. We compared measurements made at the second visit and the rate of change between visits in eyes with and without exudation. The differences in these parameters between eyes with and without subsequent exudation ...

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    10. Widefield en face optical coherence tomography monitoring of the peri-venular fern-like pattern of paracentral acute middle maculopathy

      Widefield en face optical coherence tomography monitoring of the peri-venular fern-like pattern of paracentral acute middle maculopathy

      Purpose To demonstrate the ability of widefield en face swept source optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging to monitor peri-venular fern-like patterns of paracentral acute middle maculopathy (PAMM) associated with retinal arterial occlusions. Observations The peri-venular fern-like pattern of PAMM was diagnosed on the 12 × 12 mm en face structural OCT images from three patients. Fluorescein angiography images were unremarkable. Over time, all three patients demonstrated significant improvement in visual acuity with resolution of their peri-venular PAMM. Conclusions and Importance: The peri-venular fern-like pattern of PAMM is usually associated with retinal vein occlusions, but we identified three cases with this pattern ...

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    11. Correlations Between Choriocapillaris and Choroidal Measurements and the Growth of Geographic Atrophy using Swept Source OCT Imaging

      Correlations Between Choriocapillaris and Choroidal Measurements and the Growth of Geographic Atrophy using Swept Source OCT Imaging

      Purpose The correlations between enlargement rates (ERs) of geographic atrophy (GA) and choriocapillaris (CC) flow deficits (FDs), mean choroidal thickness (MCT), and choroidal vascularity index (CVI) were investigated using swept source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) in age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Design Retrospective review of prospective, observational case series. Methods Eyes with GA from AMD were imaged with SS-OCT (PLEX® Elite 9000; Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc, Dublin, CA) using 6x6 mm scan pattern. GA lesions were identified and measured using custom en face structural images and annual square root ERs of GA were calculated. At baseline, CC FDs from different regions ...

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    12. Comparison Between Graders in Detection of Diabetic Neovascularization with Swept Source OCT Angiography and Fluorescein Angiography

      Comparison Between Graders in Detection of Diabetic Neovascularization with Swept Source OCT Angiography and Fluorescein Angiography

      Purpose To compare the ability of ophthalmologists to identify neovascularization (NV) in patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) using swept source optical coherence tomography angiography (SS-OCTA) and fluorescein angiography (FA). Design Retrospective study comparing diagnostic instruments. Methods Eyes with PDR or severe non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy and a high suspicion of NV based on clinical examination were imaged using SS-OCTA and FA at the same visit. Two separate grading sets consisting of scrambled, anonymized SS-OCTA and FA images were created. The ground truth for presence of NV was established by consensus of two graders with OCTA experience who did not participate ...

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    13. Validation of a Compensation Strategy used to Detect Choriocapillaris Flow Deficits Under Drusen with Swept Source OCT Angiography

      Validation of a Compensation Strategy used to Detect Choriocapillaris Flow Deficits Under Drusen with Swept Source OCT Angiography

      Purpose A compensation strategy that was developed to measure the choriocapillaris (CC) flow deficits (FDs) under drusen was tested in eyes with large drusen from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) before and after the drusen spontaneously resolved without evidence of disease progression. Design Prospective, observational consecutive case series. Methods Patients with AMD were enrolled in a prospective SS-OCT imaging study (PLEX® Elite 9000, Carl Zeiss Meditec). Consecutive eyes with large drusen were followed, and eyes that underwent spontaneous collapse of drusen without evidence of disease progression were identified retrospectively. The drusen-resolved regions were manually outlined. CC FDs were measured using a ...

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    14. Longitudinal Swept Source OCT Angiography of Juxtapapillary Retinal Capillary Hemangioblastoma

      Longitudinal Swept Source OCT Angiography of Juxtapapillary Retinal Capillary Hemangioblastoma

      In this case report, SS-OCTA identified the key diagnostic features of JRCH seen with multimodal imaging. Serial SS-OCTA imaging showed transient decreases in vascular congestion and exudation after intravitreal anti-VEGF injections. SS-OCTA may be the sole imaging modality needed for the diagnosis of JRCH, an important entity that is commonly misdiagnosed as disc edema or choroidal neovascularization. Transient responses to anti-VEGF therapy suggests that higher dose or sustained-release anti-VEGF therapy may be effective for retinal capillary hemangioblastomas.

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    15. Correlations between Different Choriocapillaris Flow Deficit Parameters in Normal Eyes using Swept Source OCT Angiography

      Correlations between Different Choriocapillaris Flow Deficit Parameters in Normal Eyes using Swept Source OCT Angiography

      Purpose Choriocapillaris (CC) imaging of normal eyes with swept-source optical coherence tomography SS-OCTA was performed, and the percentage of CC flow deficits (FD%) and the average area of CC flow deficits (FDa) were compared within given macular regions. Design A prospective, cross-sectional study. Methods Subjects with normal eyes ranging in age from their 20s through their 80s were imaged with SS-OCTA (PLEX Elite 9000, Carl Zeiss Meditec, Dublin, CA) using both 3x3 mm and 6x6 mm macular scan patterns. The CC images were generated using a previously published and validated algorithm. In both 3x3 mm and 6x6 mm scans, the ...

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    16. Two-Year Risk of Exudation in Eyes with Nonexudative Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Subclinical Neovascularization Detected with Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography

      Two-Year Risk of Exudation in Eyes with Nonexudative Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Subclinical Neovascularization Detected with Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography

      Purpose Swept source optical coherence tomography angiography (SS-OCTA) was used to study the prevalence, incidence, and natural history of subclinical macular neovascularization (MNV) in eyes with unilateral nonexudative age-related macular degeneration. Design Prospective cohort study. Methods Patients were imaged using 3- × 3-mm and 6- × 6-mm SS-OCTA scan patterns. MNV was detected using the outer retina to choriocapillaris en face slab. Prevalence and incidence of subclinical MNV, Kaplan–Meier cumulative estimates for the overall risk of exudation, and the association between neovascular lesion size and the risk of exudation were assessed through 2 years. Results From August 2014 through March 2018 ...

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    17. Widefield Swept-Source Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography of Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy

      Widefield Swept-Source Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography of Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy

      BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the utility of widefield swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography (SS-OCTA) for the diagnosis and management of proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Consecutive patients with vision-threatening diabetic retinopathy were imaged with widefield SS-OCTA using the 12 mm × 12 mm scan pattern. RESULTS: Twenty-four eyes of 12 patients underwent SS-OCTA imaging. In all 24 eyes, the en face total retinal flow images detected areas of decreased retinal perfusion, and the en face vitreoretinal interface (VRI) slabs detected foci of retinal neovascularization (NV). NV was treated and followed using the VRI images. CONCLUSIONS: Widefield SS-OCTA is ...

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    18. Two-Year Risk of Exudation in Eyes with Non-Exudative AMD and Subclinical Neovascularization Detected with Swept Source OCT Angiography

      Two-Year Risk of Exudation in Eyes with Non-Exudative AMD and Subclinical Neovascularization Detected with Swept Source OCT Angiography

      Purpose Swept source optical coherence tomography angiography (SS-OCTA) was used to study the prevalence, incidence, and natural history of subclinical macular neovascularization (MNV) in eyes with unilateral non-exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Design Prospective cohort study. Methods Patients were imaged using 3x3 mm and 6x6 mm SS-OCTA scan patterns. MNV was detected using the outer retina to choriocapillaris en face slab. Prevalence and incidence of subclinical MNV, Kaplan-Meier cumulative estimates for the overall risk of exudation, and the association between neovascular lesion size and the risk of exudation were assessed through 2 years. Results From August 2014 through March 2018 ...

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    19. Imaging of Epiretinal Membranes Using En Face Widefield Swept-Source Optical Coherence Tomography

      Imaging of Epiretinal Membranes Using En Face Widefield Swept-Source Optical Coherence Tomography

      BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) imaging was performed on eyes with epiretinal membranes (ERMs), and the extent of the ERMs were compared between the 12 mm × 12 mm scans and the more routine 6 mm × 6 mm field of view (FOV). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eyes containing ERMs were imaged using a 12 mm × 12 mm SS-OCT scan. En face images derived from vitreoretinal interface (VRI) slabs were reviewed to assess the full extent of the ERM. RESULTS: En face VRI slab images from 12 mm × 12 mm scans could visualize the full extent in eyes with ERMs ...

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    20. Correlations Between Choriocapillaris Flow Deficits Around Geographic Atrophy and Enlargement Rates Based on Swept Source OCT Imaging

      Correlations Between Choriocapillaris Flow Deficits Around Geographic Atrophy and Enlargement Rates Based on Swept Source OCT Imaging

      Purpose To determine the possible correlation between the annual enlargement rates (ERs) of geographic atrophy (GA) with the percentage and size of the choriocapillaris (CC) flow deficits (FDs) surrounding GA, measured with swept source optical coherence tomography angiography (SS-OCTA) images. Design Prospective, observational case series. Participants Patients with GA secondary to non-exudative AMD. Methods Patients were imaged with a 100-kHz SS-OCTA instrument (PLEX Elite 9000, Carl Zeiss Meditec) using a 6x6 mm field of view scan pattern. GA area measurements were obtained from en face SS-OCT sub-RPE slab images. Visualization of the CC and quantification of FDs were performed using ...

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    21. Age-Dependent Changes in the Macular Choriocapillaris of Normal Eyes Imaged with Swept-Source OCT Angiography

      Age-Dependent Changes in the Macular Choriocapillaris of Normal Eyes Imaged with Swept-Source OCT Angiography

      Purpose Swept source optical coherence tomography angiography (SS-OCTA) was used to measure the age-dependent changes in macular choriocapillaris (CC) flow deficits (FDs) in normal eyes. Design A prospective, cross-sectional study. Methods Subjects with normal eyes ranging in age from their 20s to their 80s were imaged using a 100-kHz SS-OCTA instrument (PLEX ® Elite 9000, Carl Zeiss Meditec). Both 3x3 mm and 6x6 mm scans were used to image the macular CC. Visualization of the CC and quantification of FDs were performed using a previously validated algorithm. The percentage of FDs (FD%) in the central 1 mm circle (C 1 ), 1 ...

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    22. Anatomic Localization of Type 1 and Type 2 Macular Neovascularization Using Swept-Source OCT Angiography

      Anatomic Localization of Type 1 and Type 2 Macular Neovascularization Using Swept-Source OCT Angiography

      BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography (SS-OCTA) and different boundary-specific segmentation strategies were used to distinguish type 1 macular neovascularization (MNV) from type 2 MNV in eyes with exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eyes with exudative AMD were enrolled in a prospective study. Segmentation strategies included a slab from the outer retina (OR) to the choriocapillaris (CC) for the entire MNV, a slab from the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) to the CC for the type 1 MNV, and a slab from the OR to the RPE for the type 2 MNV. RESULTS: In 13 eyes ...

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    23. Altered Macular Microvasculature in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer Disease

      Altered Macular Microvasculature in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer Disease

      Background: The goal of the present study was to analyze the macular microvacular network in mild cognitive impirment (MCI) and Alzheimer disease (AD). Methods: Twelve patients with AD and 19 patients with MCI were recruited together with 21 cognitively normal controls with a similar range of ages. Optical coherence tomography angiography was used to image the retinal microvascular network at the macular region, including retinal vascular network (RVN), superficial vascular plexus (SVP), and deep vascular plexus (DVP). Fractal analysis (box counting, D box ) representing the microvascular density was performed in different annular zones and quadrantal sectors. The macular ganglion cell ...

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