1. Articles from William Cepurna

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    1. Retinal capillary oximetry with visible light optical coherence tomography

      Retinal capillary oximetry with visible light optical coherence tomography

      Assessing oxygen saturation (sO 2 ) remains challenging but is nonetheless necessary for understanding retinal metabolism. We and others previously achieved oximetry on major retinal vessels and measured the total retinal oxygen metabolic rate in rats using visible-light optical coherence tomography. Here we extend oximetry measurements to capillaries and investigate all three retinal vascular plexuses by amplifying and extracting the spectroscopic signal from each capillary segment under the guidance of optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography. Using this approach, we measured capillary sO 2 in the retinal circulation in rats, demonstrated reproducibility of the results, validated the measurements in superficial capillaries with ...

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    2. Imaging retinal structures at cellular-level resolution by visible-light optical coherence tomography

      Imaging retinal structures at cellular-level resolution by visible-light optical coherence tomography

      In vivo high-resolution images are the most direct way to understand retinal function and diseases. Here we report the use of visible-light optical coherence tomography with volumetric registration and averaging to achieve cellular-level retinal structural imaging in a rat eye, covering the entire depth of the retina. Vitreous fibers, nerve fiber bundles, and vasculature were clearly revealed, as well as at least three laminar sublayers in the inner plexiform layer. We also successfully visualized ganglion cell somas in the ganglion cell layer, cells in the inner nuclear layer, and photoreceptors in the outer nuclear layer and ellipsoid zone. This technique ...

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    3. Monitoring retinal responses to acute intraocular pressure elevation in rats with visible light optical coherence tomography

      Monitoring retinal responses to acute intraocular pressure elevation in rats with visible light optical coherence tomography

      Elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) is an important risk factor for glaucoma. However, the role of IOP in glaucoma progression, as well as retinal physiology in general, remains incompletely understood. We demonstrate the use of visible light optical coherence tomography to measure retinal responses to acute IOP elevation in Brown Norway rats. We monitored retinal responses in reflectivity, angiography, blood flow, oxygen saturation (sO2 ), and oxygen metabolism over a range of IOP from 10 to 100 mmHg. As IOP was elevated, nerve fiber layer reflectivity was found to decrease. Vascular perfusion in the three retinal capillary plexuses remained steady until IOP ...

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    4. Real-time cross-sectional and en face OCT angiography guiding high-quality scan acquisition

      Real-time cross-sectional and en face OCT angiography guiding high-quality scan acquisition

      Defocusing, vignetting, and bulk motion degrade the image quality of optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) more significantly than structural OCT. The assessment of focus, alignment conditions, and stability of imaging subjects in commercially available OCTA systems are currently based on OCT signal quality alone, without knowledge of OCTA signal quality. This results in low yield rates for further quantification. In this Letter, we developed a novel OCTA platform based on a graphics processing unit (GPU) for a real-time, high refresh rate, B-san-by-B-scan split-spectrum amplitude-decorrelation angiography. The GPU provides a real-time display of both cross-sectional and en face images to assist ...

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    5. Automated phase unwrapping in Doppler optical coherence tomography

      Automated phase unwrapping in Doppler optical coherence tomography

      Phase wrapping is a crucial issue in Doppler optical coherence tomography (OCT) and restricts its automatic implementation for clinical applications that quantify total retinal blood flow. We propose an automated phase-unwrapping technique that takes advantage of the parabolic profile of blood flow velocity in vessels. Instead of inspecting the phase shift manually, the algorithm calculates the gradient magnitude of the phase shift on the cross-sectional image and automatically detects the presence of phase wrapping. The voxels affected by phase wrapping are corrected according to the determined flow direction adjacent to the vessel walls. We validated this technique in the rodent ...

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    6. Rodent retinal circulation organization and oxygen metabolism revealed by visible-light optical coherence tomography

      Rodent retinal circulation organization and oxygen metabolism revealed by visible-light optical coherence tomography

      Visible light optical coherence tomography (vis-OCT) is an emerging label-free and high-resolution 3-dimensional imaging technique that can provide retinal oximetry, angiography, and flowmetry in one modality. In this paper, we studied the organization of the arterial and venous retinal circulation in rats using vis-OCT. Arterioles were found predominantly in the superficial vascular plexus whereas veins tended to drain capillaries from the deep capillary plexus. After that, we determined the oxygen metabolic rate supported by retinal microcirculation by combining retinal vessel oxygen saturation and blood flow measurements. The ability to visualize and monitor retinal circulation organization and oxygen metabolism by vis-OCT ...

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    7. Fast and robust standard-deviation-based method for bulk motion compensation in phase-based functional OCT

      Fast and robust standard-deviation-based method for bulk motion compensation in phase-based functional OCT

      Phase-based optical coherence tomography (OCT), such as OCT angiography (OCTA) and Doppler OCT, is sensitive to the confounding phase shift introduced by subject bulk motion. Traditional bulk motion compensation methods are limited by their accuracy and computing cost-effectiveness. In this Letter, to the best of our knowledge, we present a novel bulk motion compensation method for phase-based functional OCT. Bulk motion associated phase shift can be directly derived by solving its equation using a standard deviation of phase-based OCTA and Doppler OCT flow signals. This method was evaluated on rodent retinal images acquired by a prototype visible light OCT and ...

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    8. Automated spectroscopic retinal oximetry with visible-light optical coherence tomography

      Automated spectroscopic retinal oximetry with visible-light optical coherence tomography

      Accurate, quantitative assessment of retinal blood oxygen saturation ( sO 2 ) may provide a useful early indicator of pathophysiology in several ocular diseases. Here, with visible-light optical coherence tomography (OCT), we demonstrate an automated spectroscopic retinal oximetry algorithm to measure the sO 2 within the retinal arteries (A- sO 2 ) and veins (V- sO 2 ) in rats by automatically detecting the vascular posterior boundary on cross-sectional structural OCT. The algorithm was validated in vitro with flow phantoms and in vivo in rats by comparing the sO 2 results, respectively, to those obtained using a blood gas analyzer and pulse oximetry. We ...

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    9. The effect of age on the response of retinal capillary filling to changes in intraocular pressure measured by optical coherence tomography angiography

      The effect of age on the response of retinal capillary filling to changes in intraocular pressure measured by optical coherence tomography angiography

      Purpose To compare the effect of elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) on retinal capillary filling in elderly vs adult rats using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). Methods The IOP of elderly (24-month-old, N = 12) and adult (6–8 month-old, N = 10) Brown Norway rats was elevated in 10 mmHg increments from 10 to 100 mmHg. At each IOP level, 3D OCT data were captured using an optical microangiography (OMAG) scanning protocol and then post-processed to obtain both structural and vascular images. Mean arterial blood pressure (MAP), respiratory rate, pulse and blood oxygen saturation were monitored non-invasively throughout each experiment. Ocular perfusion ...

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    10. Volumetric and quantitative imaging of retinal blood flow in rats with optical microangiography

      Volumetric and quantitative imaging of retinal blood flow in rats with optical microangiography
      In this paper, we present methods for 3D visualization and quantitative measurements of retinal blood flow in rats by the use of optical microangiography imaging technique (OMAG). We use ultrahigh sensitive OMAG to provide high-quality 3D RBF perfusion maps in the rat eye, from which the Doppler angle, as well as the diameters of blood vessels, are evaluated. Estimation of flow velocity (i.e. axial flow velocity) is achieved by the use of Doppler OMAG, which has its origins in phase-resolved Doppler optical coherence tomography. The measurements of the Doppler angle, vessel size, and the axial velocity lead to the ...
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