1. Articles from christina j. flaxel

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    1. Detection of reduced retinal vessel density in eyes with geographic atrophy secondary to age-related macular degeneration using projection-resolved optical coherence tomography angiography

      Detection of reduced retinal vessel density in eyes with geographic atrophy secondary to age-related macular degeneration using projection-resolved optical coherence tomography angiography

      Purpose To compare retinal vessel density in eyes with geographic atrophy (GA) secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) to age-matched healthy eyes using projection-resolved optical coherence tomography angiography (PR-OCTA). Design Prospective cross-sectional study. Methods Study participants underwent macular 3×3-mm OCTA scans with spectral domain OCTA. Reflectance-compensated retinal vessel densities were calculated on projection-resolved superficial vascular complex (SVC), intermediate capillary plexus (ICP), and deep capillary plexus (DCP). Quantitative analysis using normalized deviation compared the retinal vessel density in GA regions, 500 μm GA rim regions, and non-GA regions to similar macular locations in control eyes. Results Ten eyes with GA ...

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    2. DETECTION OF CLINICALLY UNSUSPECTED RETINAL NEOVASCULARIZATION WITH WIDE-FIELD OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY ANGIOGRAPHY

      DETECTION OF CLINICALLY UNSUSPECTED RETINAL NEOVASCULARIZATION WITH WIDE-FIELD OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY ANGIOGRAPHY

      Purpose: To evaluate wide-field optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) for detection of clinically unsuspected neovascularization (NV) in diabetic retinopathy (DR). Methods: This prospective observational single-center study included adult patients with a clinical diagnosis of nonproliferative DR. Participants underwent a clinical examination, standard 7-field color photography, and OCTA with commercial and prototype swept-source devices. The wide-field OCTA was achieved by montaging five 6 × 10-mm scans from a prototype device into a 25 × 10-mm image and three 6 × 6-mm scans from a commercial device into a 15 × 6-mm image. A masked grader determined the retinopathy severity from color photographs. Two trained readers ...

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    3. Automated drusen detection in dry age-related macular degeneration by multiple-depth, en face optical coherence tomography

      Automated drusen detection in dry age-related macular degeneration by multiple-depth, en face optical coherence tomography

      We introduce a method to automatically detect drusen in dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) from optical coherence tomography with minimum need for layer segmentation. The method is based on the en face detection of drusen areas in C-scans at certain distances above the Bruch’s membrane, circumventing the difficult task of pathologic retinal pigment epithelium segmentation. All types of drusen can be detected, including the challenging subretinal drusenoid deposits (pseudodrusen). The high sensitivity and accuracy demonstrated here shows its potential for detection of drusen onset in early AMD.

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    4. Automated boundary detection of the optic disc and layer segmentation of the peripapillary retina in volumetric structural and angiographic optical coherence tomography

      Automated boundary detection of the optic disc and layer segmentation of the peripapillary retina in volumetric structural and angiographic optical coherence tomography

      To improve optic disc boundary detection and peripapillary retinal layer segmentation, we propose an automated approach for structural and angiographic optical coherence tomography. The algorithm was performed on radial cross-sectional B-scans. The disc boundary was detected by searching for the position of Bruch’s membrane opening, and retinal layer boundaries were detected using a dynamic programming-based graph search algorithm on each B-scan without the disc region. A comparison of the disc boundary using our method with that determined by manual delineation showed good accuracy, with an average Dice similarity coefficient ≥0.90 in healthy eyes and eyes with diabetic retinopathy ...

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    5. Visualization of 3 Distinct Retinal Plexuses by Projection-Resolved Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in Diabetic Retinopathy

      Visualization of 3 Distinct Retinal Plexuses by Projection-Resolved Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in Diabetic Retinopathy

      Importance Projection artifacts in optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) blur the retinal vascular plexuses together and limit visualization of the individual plexuses. Objective To describe projection-resolved (PR) OCTA in eyes with diabetic retinopathy (DR) and healthy eyes. Design, Setting, and Participants In this case-control study, patients with DR and healthy controls were enrolled in this observational study from January 26, 2015, to December 4, 2015, at a tertiary academic center. Spectral-domain, 70-kHz OCT obtained 3 × 3-mm macular scans. The PR algorithm suppressed projection artifacts. A semiautomated segmentation algorithm divided PR-OCTA into superficial, intermediate, and deep retinal plexuses. Two masked graders ...

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    6. Quantification of choroidal neovascularization vessel length using optical coherence tomography angiography

      Quantification of choroidal neovascularization vessel length using optical coherence tomography angiography

      Quantification of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) as visualized by optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) may have importance clinically when diagnosing or tracking disease. Here, we present an automated algorithm to quantify the vessel skeleton of CNV as vessel length. Initial segmentation of the CNV on en face angiograms was achieved using saliency-based detection and thresholding. A level set method was then used to refine vessel edges. Finally, a skeleton algorithm was applied to identify vessel centerlines. The algorithm was tested on nine OCTA scans from participants with CNV and comparisons of the algorithm’s output to manual delineation showed good agreement

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    7. Macular Effects of Silicone Oil Tamponade: Optical Coherence Tomography Findings During and After Silicone Oil Removal

      Macular Effects of Silicone Oil Tamponade: Optical Coherence Tomography Findings During and After Silicone Oil Removal

      Objective : To investigate retinal morphologic changes during silicone oil tamponade and after its removal using spectral domain OCT (SD-OCT) imaging. Materials and Methods : Retrospective review of 12 patients who underwent silicone oil tamponade for repair of retinal detachments. Macular OCT scans and volumetric thickness maps were examined qualitatively and quantitatively. Results : Volumetric OCT revealed two distinct patterns during silicone oil: macular thickening (Group A) and macular thinning (Group B). In Group A, mean foveal thickness (507 ± 169 µm vs. 407 ± 163 µm, p = 0.003) and mean macular volume (11.6 ± 2.4 mm 3 vs. 9.9 ± 1.5 ...

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    8. Automated Quantification of Capillary Nonperfusion Using Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in Diabetic Retinopathy

      Automated Quantification of Capillary Nonperfusion Using Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in Diabetic Retinopathy

      Importance Macular ischemia is a key feature of diabetic retinopathy (DR). Quantification of macular ischemia has potential as a biomarker for DR. Objective To assess the feasibility of automated quantification of capillary nonperfusion as a potential sign of macular ischemia using optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography. Design, Setting, and Participants An observational study conducted in a tertiary, subspecialty, academic practice evaluated macular nonperfusion with 6 × 6-mm OCT angiography obtained with commercially available 70-kHz OCT and fluorescein angiography (FA). The study was conducted from January 22 to September 18, 2014. Data analysis was performed from October 1, 2014, to April 7 ...

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    9. DETECTION OF NONEXUDATIVE CHOROIDAL NEOVASCULARIZATION IN AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION WITH OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY ANGIOGRAPHY

      DETECTION OF NONEXUDATIVE CHOROIDAL NEOVASCULARIZATION IN AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION WITH OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY ANGIOGRAPHY

      Purpose: To evaluate eyes with age-related macular degeneration and high-risk characteristics for choroidal neovascularization (CNV) with optical coherence tomographic (OCT) angiography to determine whether earlier detection of CNV is possible. Methods: Eyes with drusen, pigmentary changes, and with CNV in the fellow eye were scanned with a 70-kHz spectral domain OCT system (Optovue RTVue-XR Avanti). The split-spectrum amplitude-decorrelation angiography (SSADA) algorithm was used to distinguish blood flow from static tissue. Two masked graders reviewed scans for CNV, defined as flow in the outer retinal/sub-RPE slab. Choroidal neovascularization flow area repeatability and between-grader reproducibility were calculated. Results: Of 32 eyes ...

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    10. OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY ANGIOGRAPHY FEATURES OF DIABETIC RETINOPATHY

      OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY ANGIOGRAPHY FEATURES OF DIABETIC RETINOPATHY

      Purpose: To describe the optical coherence tomography angiography features of diabetic retinopathy. Methods: Using a 70 kHz optical coherence tomography and the split-spectrum amplitude decorrelation angiography algorithm, 6 mm x 6 mm 3-dimensional angiograms of the macula of 4 patients with diabetic retinopathy were obtained and compared with fluorescein angiography for features cataloged by the Early Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy Study. Results: Optical coherence tomography angiography detected enlargement and distortion of the foveal avascular zone, retinal capillary dropout, and pruning of arteriolar branches. Areas of capillary loss obscured by fluorescein leakage on fluorescein angiography were more clearly defined on optical ...

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    11. Quantitative optical coherence tomography angiography of vascular abnormalities in the living human eye

      Quantitative optical coherence tomography angiography of vascular abnormalities in the living human eye

      Retinal vascular diseases are important causes of vision loss. A detailed evaluation of the vascular abnormalities facilitates diagnosis and treatment in these diseases. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography using the highly efficient split-spectrum amplitude decorrelation angiography algorithm offers an alternative to conventional dye-based retinal angiography. OCT angiography has several advantages, including 3D visualization of retinal and choroidal circulations (including the choriocapillaris) and avoidance of dye injection-related complications. Results from six illustrative cases are reported. In diabetic retinopathy, OCT angiography can detect neovascularization and quantify ischemia. In age-related macular degeneration, choroidal neovascularization can be observed without the obscuration of details caused ...

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    12. Spectral-domain optical coherence tomography and fundus autofluorescence evaluation of torpedo maculopathy

      Spectral-domain optical coherence tomography and fundus autofluorescence evaluation of torpedo maculopathy

      The authors describe the spectral-domain optical coherence tomography and fundus autofluorescence findings in a case of torpedo maculopathy. Spectral-domain optical coherence tomography revealed loss or disruption of the retinal pigment epithelium and overlying disruption of the outer neurosensory retina. Fundus autofluorescence revealed reduced fundus autofluorescence of the lesion surrounded by a rim of increased fundus autofluorescence.

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    13. Quantitative Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography of Choroidal Neovascularization in Age-related Macular Degeneration

      Quantitative Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography of Choroidal Neovascularization in Age-related Macular Degeneration

      Purpose To detect and quantify choroidal neovascularization (CNV) in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) using optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography. Design Observational, cross-sectional study. Participants A total of 5 normal subjects and 5 subjects with neovascular AMD were included. Methods A total of 5 eyes with neovascular AMD and 5 normal age-matched controls were scanned by a high-speed (100 000 A-scans/seconds) 1050-nm wavelength swept-source OCT. The macular angiography scan covered a 3×3-mm area and comprised 200×200×8 A-scans acquired in 3.5 seconds. Flow was detected using the split-spectrum amplitude-decorrelation angiography (SSADA) algorithm. Motion artifacts were ...

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    14. Characterization of serous retinal detachments in uveitis patients with optical coherence tomography

      Characterization of serous retinal detachments in uveitis patients with optical coherence tomography

      OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of serous retinal detachments (SRD) using optical coherence tomography (OCT) in a large database of patients with uveitis from a tertiary referral setting, to describe clinical features of patients with SRD, and to ascertain retinal architectural features found in association with SRD. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Prevalence of SRD in uveitis patients imaged with OCT, correlation of visual acuity with SRD, anatomic subtypes of uveitis identified, and association of SRD with various subtypes of macular edema (focal and diffuse) and retinal architectural abnormalities. DESIGN: Retrospective, single-setting cross-sectional study of all OCTs in a digital imaging base ...

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    15. Comparison of Time-Domain OCT and Fundus Photographic Assessments of Retinal Thickening in Eyes with Diabetic Macular Edema

      Comparison of Time-Domain OCT and Fundus Photographic Assessments of Retinal Thickening in Eyes with Diabetic Macular Edema

      purpose. To explore the correlation between optical coherence tomography (OCT) and stereoscopic fundus photographs (FP) for the assessment of retinal thickening (RT) in diabetic macular edema (DME) within a clinical trial. methods. OCT, FP, and best corrected visual acuity (VA) measurements were obtained in both eyes of 263 participants in a trial comparing two photocoagulation techniques for DME. Correlation coefficients (r) were calculated comparing RT measured by OCT, RT estimated from FP, and VA. Principal variables were central subfield retinal thickness (CSRT) obtained from the OCT fast macular map and DME severity assessed by a reading center using a seven-step ...

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