1. Articles from Dean Eliott

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    1. Detection of Venous Loops in Diabetic Retinopathy using Widefield Swept-Source Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography

      Detection of Venous Loops in Diabetic Retinopathy using Widefield Swept-Source Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography

      Purpose : Retinal venous loops (RVL) are rare manifestations of diabetic retinopathy (DR) usually identified by color fundus photography. The prevalence and its predictive value reported in the literature may be underestimated due to the limitations of detection techniques. This study investigated the prevalence of RVL and their associated microvascular changes using widefield swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography (WF SS-OCTA). Methods : In this retrospective, observational study at Mass Eye and Ear from December 2018 to December 2019, diabetic patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR), non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR) and without DR were included. All patients were imaged with a WF SS-OCTA ...

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    2. Advances in Optical Imaging Technique (Textbook)

      Advances in Optical Imaging Technique (Textbook)

      Optical imaging is a pillar in biomedical research from super-resolution microscopy to whole-body imaging in animal models. Optical imaging covers such a large field that it is difficult to decide what was the first medical application .Could it be said that the introduction of spectacles in 1270, in Florence, Italy was the first use of optical imaging in medicine? Or the introduction in 1590 of the compound microscope by the father and son team of Hans and Zacharias Janssen in the Netherlands? It is more likely that optical imaging (as understood by the general scientific community) and the application of ...

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    3. Concerns about the interpretation of OCT and fundus findings in COVID-19 patients in recent Lancet publication

      Concerns about the interpretation of OCT and fundus findings in COVID-19 patients in recent Lancet publication

      We read with great interest the correspondence in Lancet by Marinho et al. [ 1 ] describing purported retinal manifestations of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). While there is great interest to understand potential ocular complications of COVID-19 during this pandemic, we have some concerns regarding the interpretation of the fundus and optical coherence tomography (OCT) findings. Marinho et al. examined 12 COVID-19 patients (all confirmed by PCR or antibody testing) with typical systemic disease but no visual symptoms. The reported cohort was relatively young (25–69 years; no mean or median provided) without severe systemic disease, although 2 were hospitalized. Eleven of the ...

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    4. Comparison of widefield swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography with ultra-widefield colour fundus photography and fluorescein angiography for detection of lesions in diabetic retinopathy

      Comparison of widefield swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography with ultra-widefield colour fundus photography and fluorescein angiography for detection of lesions in diabetic retinopathy

      Aims To compare widefield swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography (WF SS-OCTA) with ultra-widefield colour fundus photography (UWF CFP) and fluorescein angiography (UWF FA) for detecting diabetic retinopathy (DR) lesions. Methods This prospective, observational study was conducted at Massachusetts Eye and Ear from December 2018 to October 2019. Proliferative DR, non-proliferative DR and diabetic patients with no DR were included. All patients were imaged with a WF SS-OCTA using a Montage 15×15 mm scan. UWF CFP and UWF FA were taken by a 200°, single capture retinal imaging system. Images were independently evaluated for the presence or absence of DR ...

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    5. Retinal Microvasculature Changes After Repair of Macula-off Retinal Detachment Assessed with Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography

      Retinal Microvasculature Changes After Repair of Macula-off Retinal Detachment Assessed with Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography

      Objective: To characterize the microvascular retinal changes after repair of macula-off rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A). Patients and Methods: A retrospective review of patients who underwent repair of macula-off RRD. Fellow unaffected eyes were used as controls. Post-operative OCT-A allowed comparison of vessel density (VD) and foveal avascular zone (FAZ) area in the superficial and deep retinal capillary plexus (DCP) as well as VD in the choriocapillaris layer. Results: Seventeen eyes of 17 RRD patients were included in the final analysis. There was a reduction in VD of the deep retinal capillary plexus in affected ...

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    6. Different Scan Protocols Affect the Detection Rates of Diabetic Retinopathy Lesions by Wide-field Swept-Source Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography

      Different Scan Protocols Affect the Detection Rates of Diabetic Retinopathy Lesions by Wide-field Swept-Source Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography

      Purpose To compare different scan protocols of wide field swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography (SS-OCTA) for the detection of diabetic retinopathy (DR) lesions. Design Comparison of diagnostic approaches. Methods A prospective, observational study was conducted at Mass Eye and Ear from December 2018 to July 2019. Proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR), non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR) and diabetic patients without DR were included. All patients were imaged with a SS-OCTA using following scan protocol: Angio 3mm×3mm centered on fovea, Angio 6mm×6mm centered on fovea and optic disc, Montage 15mm×9mm and Angio 12mm×12mm centered on fovea and optic disc ...

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    7. Double Optic Disc Pit With Glial Plugs Imaged by Wide-Field Optical Coherence Tomography

      Double Optic Disc Pit With Glial Plugs Imaged by Wide-Field Optical Coherence Tomography

      A rare case of a woman in her thirties with double optic disc pits involving opposing sectors is reported. Significantly decreased vision due to macular schisis was noted. Wide-field optical coherence tomography revealed distinct laminar defects and glial tufts associated with each pit. This case illustrates a rare view into the pathogenesis of optic disc pits.

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    8. The potential of spectral domain optical coherence tomography imaging based retinal biomarkers

      The potential of spectral domain optical coherence tomography imaging based retinal biomarkers

      Background Biomarker”, a merged word of “biological marker”, refers to a broad subcategory of medical signs that objectively indicate the state of health, and well-being of an individual. Biomarkers hold great promise for personalized medicine as information gained from diagnostic or progression markers can be used to tailor treatment to the individual for highly effective intervention in the disease process. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has proved useful in identifying various biomarkers in ocular and systemic diseases. Main body Spectral domain optical coherence tomography imaging-based biomarkers provide a valuable tool for detecting the earlier stages of the disease, tracking progression, and ...

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    9. Macular hole formation, progression, and surgical repair: case series of serial optical coherence tomography and time lapse morphing video study

      Macular hole formation, progression, and surgical repair: case series of serial optical coherence tomography and time lapse morphing video study
      Background: To use a new medium to dynamically visualize serial optical coherence tomography (OCT) scans in order to illustrate and elucidate the pathogenesis of idiopathic macular hole formation, progression, and surgical closure.Case PresentationsTwo patients at the onset of symptoms with early stage macular holes and one patient following repair were followed with serial OCTs. Images centered at the fovea and at the same orientation were digitally exported and morphed into an Audiovisual Interleaving (avi) movie format. Morphing videos from serial OCTs allowed the OCTs to be viewed dynamically. The videos supported anterior-posterior vitreofoveal traction as the initial event in ...
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