1. Articles from Alireza Kamalipour

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    1. Association of macular OCT and OCTA parameters with visual acuity in glaucoma

      Association of macular OCT and OCTA parameters with visual acuity in glaucoma

      Background/aims: To investigate the association of macular optical coherence tomography (OCT)/OCT angiography (OCTA) parameters with visual acuity (VA) in glaucoma. Methods: 144 pseudophakic primary open-angle glaucoma eyes were included. Foveal (fVD), parafoveal (pf), perifoveal (perifVD) and whole-image vessel densities (wiVD) of superficial and deep layers, and their corresponding ganglion cell complex (GCC) thicknesses were obtained from OCTA 6×6 mm 2 macula scans. Foveal avascular zone (FAZ) area, FAZ circumference and foveal density-300 (FD300) were measured. Correlation between OCT/OCTA parameters and Logarithm of the Minimum Angle of Resolution VA (logMAR VA) in early and moderate-advanced glaucoma was ...

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    2. Factors associated with choroidal microvascular dropout change

      Factors associated with choroidal microvascular dropout change

      Background/aims To investigate the factors associated with choroidal microvasculature drop-out (MvD) enlargement detected by optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) in glaucomatous eyes. Methods Ninety-one eyes of 68 primary open-angle glaucoma patients were enrolled. Only eyes with a minimum of four good quality OCT-A and OCT scans of the optic nerve head acquired at least and with a minimum of 2 years follow-up were included. Area and angular circumference of MvD were analysed on en face images. Univariable and multivariable mixed effects models were constructed to identify the factors contributing to MvD area and angular circumference change over time. Results ...

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    3. OCT Angiography Face Mask-associated Artifacts During the COVID-19 Pandemic

      OCT Angiography Face Mask-associated Artifacts During the COVID-19 Pandemic

      Prcis: Face mask wearing has no significant effects on artifacts or vessel density measurements in optic nerve head and macular OCT-Angiography scans. Purpose: To assess the difference in area of artifacts observed in optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) scans with and without face mask wear and to verify if mask wear interferes with OCT-A vessel density measurements. Subjects and controls: 64 eyes of 10 healthy subjects, 4 ocular hypertensive, 8 glaucoma suspects, and 17 glaucoma patients were included. Methods: High density optic nerve head (ONH) and macula OCT-A scans were obtained in patients with and without surgical masks. Seven different ...

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    4. Association of Initial Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Vessel Density Loss With Faster Visual Field Loss in Glaucoma

      Association of Initial Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Vessel Density Loss With Faster Visual Field Loss in Glaucoma

      Importance: Rapid vessel density loss during an initial follow-up period may be associated with the rates of visual field loss over time. Objectives: To evaluate the association between the rate of vessel density loss during initial follow-up and the rate of visual field loss during an extended follow-up period in patients suspected of having glaucoma and patients with primary open-angle glaucoma. Design, setting, and participants: This retrospective cohort study assessed 124 eyes (86 with primary open-angle glaucoma and 38 suspected of having glaucoma) of 82 patients who were followed up at a tertiary glaucoma center for a mean of 4 ...

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    5. Relationship of macular ganglion cell complex thickness to choroidal microvasculature drop-out in primary open-angle glaucoma

      Relationship of macular ganglion cell complex thickness to choroidal microvasculature drop-out in primary open-angle glaucoma

      Background/aims To investigate the rate of ganglion cell complex (GCC) thinning in primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) patients with and without deep-layer microvasculature drop-out (MvD). Methods POAG patients who had at least 1.5 years of follow-up and a minimum of three visits were included from the Diagnostic Innovations in Glaucoma Study. MvD was detected at baseline by optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A). Area and angular circumference of MvD were evaluated on en face choroidal vessel density images and horizontal B-scans. Rates of global and hemisphere GCC thinning were compared in MvD and non-MvD eyes using linear mixed-effects models. Results ...

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    6. Deep learning image analysis of optical coherence tomography angiography measured vessel density improves classification of healthy and glaucoma eyes

      Deep learning image analysis of optical coherence tomography angiography measured vessel density improves classification of healthy and glaucoma eyes

      Purpose : To compare convolutional neural network (CNN) analysis of en face vessel density images to gradient boosting classifier (GBC) analysis of instrument provided, feature-based optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) vessel density measurements and OCT RNFL thickness measurements for classifying healthy and glaucomatous eyes. Design : Comparison of diagnostic approaches Methods : 130 eyes of 80 healthy individuals and 275 eyes of 185 glaucoma patients with optic nerve head (ONH) OCTA and OCT imaging were included. Classification performance of a VGG16 CNN trained and tested on entire en face 4.5 mm x 4.5 mm radial peripapillary capillary OCTA ONH images was ...

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    7. Measurements of OCTA Complement OCT for Diagnosing Early Primary Open Angle Glaucoma

      Measurements of OCTA Complement OCT for Diagnosing Early Primary Open Angle Glaucoma

      Purpose: To compare measurements of global and regional circumpapillary capillary density (cpCD) with retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness, and characterize their relationship with visual function in early primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). Design: Cross-sectional study PARTICIPANTS: Eighty healthy eyes, 64 pre-perimetric, and 184 mild POAG eyes from the Diagnostic Innovations in Glaucoma Study. Methods: Global and regional RNFL thickness and cpCD measurements were obtained using optical coherence tomography (OCT) and OCT angiography (OCTA). For direct comparison at the individual and diagnostic group level, RNFL thickness and capillary density values were converted to a normalized relative loss scale. Main outcome measures ...

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    8. Central macular OCTA parameters in glaucoma

      Central macular OCTA parameters in glaucoma

      Background/aims: To investigate the relationship between the foveal avascular zone (FAZ) parameters assessed by optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) and central visual field parameters in glaucoma and healthy subjects. Methods: One hundred and eighty-eight subjects (248 eyes), including 24 healthy (38 eyes), 37 glaucoma suspect (42 eyes, and 127 primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) patients (168 eyes), underwent imaging using OCTA and standard automated perimetry using the 24-2 and 10-2 Swedish Interactive Thresholding Algorithm. OCTA-based and OCT-based FAZ parameters (superficial FAZ area, FAZ circumference), foveal vessel density (FD300) and foveal thickness were measured. The correlation between FAZ parameters and ...

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    9. Macular Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging in Glaucoma

      Macular Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging in Glaucoma

      The advent of spectral-domain optical coherence tomography has played a transformative role in posterior segment imaging of the eye. Traditionally, images of the optic nerve head and the peripapillary area have been used to evaluate the structural changes associated with glaucoma. Recently, there is growing evidence in the literature supporting the use of macular spectral-domain optical coherence tomography as a complementary tool for clinical evaluation and research purposes in glaucoma.

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    10. Long-Term Reproducibility of Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in Stable Glaucomatous Eyes

      Long-Term Reproducibility of Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in Stable Glaucomatous Eyes

      Purpose : To assess and compare long-term reproducibility of optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) vascular parameters and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) thickness parameters in stable glaucoma, glaucoma suspect, and healthy eyes. Methods : A total of 88 eyes (15 healthy, 38 glaucoma suspect, and 35 non-progressive POAG) of 68 subjects were enrolled who had at least 3 visits within 1 to 1.5 years and both OCT and OCTA (Optovue Inc, Fremont, California, USA) imaging on the same day. A series of vascular and thickness parameters were measured including macula whole image vessel density (wiVD), optic nerve head (ONH) circumpapillary capillary ...

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    11. Predicting central 10 degrees visual field from peripapillary optical coherence tomography using deep learning approach

      Predicting central 10 degrees visual field from peripapillary optical coherence tomography using deep learning approach

      Purpose: To develop a deep learning (DL) simulation of standard automated perimetry (SAP) in the central 10 ° based on spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) retinal nerve fiber layer thickness (RNFLT). Methods : This study included 5352 pairs of SD-OCT and 10-2 SAP from 1365 eyes of 724 healthy, glaucoma suspect and glaucoma patients from the Diagnostic Innovations in Glaucoma Study (DIGS) and the African Descent and Glaucoma Evaluation Study (ADAGES). Each pair of SD-OCT and 10-2 SAP was obtained within a 6-month duration. The dataset was randomly divided into training (65%), validation (15%), and test (20%) sets at the patient ...

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    12. Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Artifacts in Glaucoma

      Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Artifacts in Glaucoma

      Purpose: To determine the prevalence of different types of artifacts seen in optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) images of healthy and glaucoma eyes and to evaluate the characteristics associated with the increased likelihood of obtaining poor quality images. Design: Retrospective study. Participants: A total of 649 eyes of 368 healthy, glaucoma suspect, and glaucoma patients. Methods: Angiovue high density (HD) and non-HD optic nerve head and macula OCTA images of participants were evaluated by 4 expert reviewers for the presence of different artifacts including eye movement, defocus, shadow, decentration, segmentation error, blink and Z offset in the superficial vascular layer ...

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