1. Articles from Masahiro Miura

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    1. Evaluation of Retinal Pigment Epithelium Layer Change in Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Disease With Multicontrast Optical Coherence Tomography

      Evaluation of Retinal Pigment Epithelium Layer Change in Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Disease With Multicontrast Optical Coherence Tomography

      Purpose : Clinical evaluation of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) change is important for the therapeutic management of chronic Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) disease. We evaluated long-term change in the RPE layer in VKH disease, using near-infrared (NIR; 817 nm) images and autofluorescence images at 488 nm (short-wavelength [SW]-AF) and 785 nm (NIR-AF), and compared those images with images from multicontrast optical coherence tomography (MC-OCT). MC-OCT is capable of simultaneous measurement of OCT angiography, polarization-sensitive OCT, and standard OCT. Methods : We evaluated 24 eyes of 12 patients with chronic VKH disease. RPE changes were assessed using NIR, NIR-AF, SW-AF, and MC-OCT imaging performed ...

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    2. Pixel-wise segmentation of severely pathologic retinal pigment epithelium and choroidal stroma using multi-contrast Jones matrix optical coherence tomography

      Pixel-wise segmentation of severely pathologic retinal pigment epithelium and choroidal stroma using multi-contrast Jones matrix optical coherence tomography

      Tissue segmentation of retinal optical coherence tomography (OCT) is widely used in ophthalmic diagnosis. However, its performance in severe pathologic cases is still insufficient. We propose a pixel-wise segmentation method that uses the multi-contrast measurement capability of Jones matrix OCT (JM-OCT). This method is applicable to both normal and pathologic retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and choroidal stroma. In this method, “features,” which are sensitive to specific tissues of interest, are synthesized by combining the multi-contrast images of JM-OCT, including attenuation coefficient, degree-of-polarization-uniformity, and OCT angiography. The tissue segmentation is done by simple thresholding of the feature. Compared with conventional segmentation ...

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    3. Objective evaluation of choroidal melanin contents with polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography

      Objective evaluation of choroidal melanin contents with polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography

      We non-invasively evaluated choroidal melanin contents in human eyes with PS-OCT. We calculated the percentage area of low DOPU in the choroidal interstitial stroma for Vogt-Koyanagi- Harada disease with sunset glow fundus, without sunset glow fundus, control group and tessellated fundus with high myopia. The mean percentage area of low DOPU in the sunset group was significantly lower than the other groups. PS-OCT provides an in vivo objective evaluation of choroidal melanin loss in vivo human eyes.

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    4. Noise-bias and polarization-artifact corrected optical coherence tomography by maximum a-posteriori intensity estimation

      Noise-bias and polarization-artifact corrected optical coherence tomography by maximum a-posteriori intensity estimation

      We propose using maximum a-posteriori (MAP) estimation to improve the image signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) in polarization diversity (PD) optical coherence tomography. PD-detection removes polarization artifacts, which are common when imaging highly birefringent tissue or when using a flexible fiber catheter. However, dividing the probe power to two polarization detection channels inevitably reduces the SNR. Applying MAP estimation to PD-OCT allows for the removal of polarization artifacts while maintaining and improving image SNR. The effectiveness of the MAP-PD method is evaluated by comparing it with MAP-non-PD, intensity averaged PD, and intensity averaged non-PD methods. Evaluation was conducted in vivo with human ...

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    5. High contrast and polarization-artifact-free optical coherence tomography by maximum a-posteriori estimation

      High contrast and polarization-artifact-free optical coherence tomography by maximum a-posteriori estimation

      We propose a maximum a-posteriori (MAP) intensity estimator to improve the image contrast of polarization diversity (PD)-OCT imaging to achieve high contrast polarization-artifact-free images. The MAP estimator compensates for the inevitable reduction of signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) in PD-OCT caused by the splitting of power into two polarization detection channels. It also has low noise-offset in low intensity regions such as the vitreous. This method is applied to posterior eye images, and shows high-contrast, polarization-artifact-free images. This method also enables attenuation coefficient imaging with finer differentiation of attenuation levels.

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    6. Eye motion corrected OCT imaging with Lissajous scan pattern

      Eye motion corrected OCT imaging with Lissajous scan pattern

      Ophthalmic optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a powerful tool which provides high resolution three dimensional (3D) volumetric image of human retina. However, the measurement data of OCT suffer motion artifact due to the involuntary eye motion during data acquisition. To eliminate this motion artifact and provide the true shape of retinal image, an eye motion corrected OCT imaging method based on Lissajous scan pattern is proposed in this paper. In this approach, we adopted Lissajous scan pattern for 3D-OCT imaging and developed motion correction algorithm. To verify the effectiveness of this method, we compare our method with single raster scan ...

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    7. Quantitative optical coherence tomography by maximum a-posteriori estimation of signal intensity

      Quantitative optical coherence tomography by maximum a-posteriori estimation of signal intensity

      A maximum a-posteriori (MAP) estimator for signal amplitude of optical coherence tomography (OCT) is presented. This estimator provides an accurate and low bias estimation of the correct OCT signal amplitude even at very low signal-tonoise ratios. As a result, contrast improvement of retinal OCT images is demonstrated. In addition, this estimation method allows for an estimation reliability to be calculated. By combining the MAP estimator with a previously demonstrated attenuation imaging algorithm, we present attenuation coefficient images of the retina. From the reliability derived from the MAP image one can also determine which regions of the attenuation images are unreliable ...

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    8. Noise-immune complex correlation for vasculature imaging based on standard and Jones-matrix optical coherence tomography

      Noise-immune complex correlation for vasculature imaging based on standard and Jones-matrix optical coherence tomography

      A new optical coherence angiography (OCA) method, called correlation mapping OCA (cmOCA), is presented by using the SNR-corrected complex correlation. An SNR-correction theory for the complex correlation calculation is presented. The method also integrates a motion-artifact-removal method for the sample motion induced decorrelation artifact. The theory is further extended to compute more reliable correlation by using multi- channel OCT systems, such as Jones-matrix OCT. The high contrast vasculature imaging of in vivo human posterior eye has been obtained. Composite imaging of cmOCA and degree of polarization uniformity indicates abnormalities of vasculature and pigmented tissues simultaneously.

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    9. Maximum a posteriori estimator for high-contrast image composition of optical coherence tomography

      Maximum a posteriori estimator for high-contrast image composition of optical coherence tomography

      A quantitative signal amplitude estimator for optical coherence tomography (OCT) is presented. It is based on a statistical model of OCT signal and noise, using a Bayesian maximum a posteriori (MAP) estimation framework. Multiple OCT images are used for estimation, similar to the widely utilized intensity averaging method. The estimator is less biased especially at low-intensity regions, where intensity averaging approaches the noise power and hence is biased. The estimator is applied to posterior ocular OCT images and provides high-contrast visualization of pathologies. In addition, histogram analysis objectively shows the superior performance of the estimator compared with intensity averaging.

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    10. Birefringence imaging of posterior eye by multi-functional Jones matrix optical coherence tomography

      Birefringence imaging of posterior eye by multi-functional Jones matrix optical coherence tomography

      A clinical grade prototype of posterior multifunctional Jones matrix optical coherence tomography (JM-OCT) is presented. This JM-OCT visualized depth-localized birefringence in addition to conventional cumulative phase retardation imaging through local Jones matrix analysis. In addition, it simultaneously provides a sensitivity enhanced scattering OCT, a quantitative polarization uniformity contrast, and OCT-based angiography. The probe beam is at 1- μ m wavelength band. The measurement speed and the depth-resolution were 100,000 A-lines/s, and 6.6 μ m in tissue, respectively. Normal and pathologic eyes are examined and several clinical features are revealed, which includes high birefringence in the choroid and lamina cribrosa ...

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    11. Noninvasive vascular imaging of ruptured retinal arterial macroaneurysms by Doppler optical coherence tomography

      Noninvasive vascular imaging of ruptured retinal arterial macroaneurysms by Doppler optical coherence tomography

      Background To describe Doppler optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging of ruptured retinal arterial macroaneurysms (RAMs). Methods Four eyes of four patients with ruptured RAMs were prospectively studied. Vascular imaging was obtained using swept-source Doppler OCT, and compared with indocyanine green angiography images. Results En face projection of Doppler OCT images clearly showed RAMs at the corresponding locations of lesions in the indocyanine green angiography images. In Doppler OCT images, RAMs were located in the inner retina in three eyes and in the medium layer of the retina in one eye. In one eye, detection of RAMs by standard OCT was ...

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    12. Noninvasive Vascular Imaging of Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy by Doppler Optical Coherence Tomography

      Noninvasive Vascular Imaging of Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy by Doppler Optical Coherence Tomography

      Purpose. To noninvasively investigate the vascular architecture of polypoidal lesions in polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) using Doppler optical coherence tomography (OCT), and to evaluate the clinical usefulness of Doppler OCT for the assessment of therapeutic effects in PCV. Methods. Fifteen eyes of 15 patients with treatment-naïve PCV were prospectively studied. Vascular imaging was obtained using 1060-nm swept-source Doppler OCT, and compared with indocyanine green angiography (ICGA) images. The therapeutic effect of three consecutive intravitreal aflibercept injections was evaluated with ICGA and Doppler OCT. Results. In Doppler OCT images, polypoidal lesions were clearly detected at the corresponding locations of lesions ...

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    13. Doppler Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging of Feeder Vessels in Exudative Macular Disease

      Doppler Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging of Feeder Vessels in Exudative Macular Disease

      We evaluated the three-dimensional vascular architecture of feeder vessels in exudative macular disease. A case of polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy with choroidal neovascularization was examined with Doppler optical coherence tomography (OCT), and the three-dimensional architecture of the feeder vessels could be clearly visualized in the Doppler OCT angiography image, showing the site of growth of the feeder vessels passing through Bruch’s membrane. Together, the results demonstrated in this case report that Doppler OCT was useful for the noninvasive assessment of feeder vessels in exudative macular disease.

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    14. Three-Dimensional Vascular Imaging of Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy by Doppler Optical Coherence Tomography

      Three-Dimensional Vascular Imaging of Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy by Doppler Optical Coherence Tomography

      Purpose To evaluate the three-dimensional architecture of neovascularization in proliferative diabetic retinopathy using Doppler optical coherence tomography (OCT). Design Prospective, nonrandomized clinical trial. Methods Seventeen eyes of 14 patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy were prospectively studied. Prototype Doppler OCT was used to evaluate the three-dimensional vascular architecture at vitreoretinal adhesions. Results Proliferative membranes were detected in all eyes with proliferative diabetic retinopathy by standard OCT images. Doppler OCT images detected blood flow by neovascularization of the disc in 12 eyes and neovascularization elsewhere in 11 eyes. Doppler OCT images showed the three-dimensional extent of new vessels at various stages of ...

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    15. Degree of polarization uniformity with high noise immunity using polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography

      Degree of polarization uniformity with high noise immunity using polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography

      A new metric representing polarization uniformity is presented. Noise corrected degree of polarization uniformity (DOPU) is computed from polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography (OCT), and selectively visualizes tissue with the multiple scattering, such as highly pigmented tissues. The new metric is designed to be minimally sensitive to systematic additive noise. The performance of this new metric is analyzed by numerical simulation and in vivo human retinal imaging, using Jones matrix OCT. The new metric exhibited only a small dependency on the signal-to-noise ratio. Selective in vivo visualization of pigmented tissues in the human retina is demonstrated, with cross sectional and en-face ...

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    16. Simultaneous Investigation of Vascular and Retinal Pigment Epithelial Pathologies of Exudative Macular Diseases by Multi-Functional Optical Coherence Tomography

      Simultaneous Investigation of Vascular and Retinal Pigment Epithelial Pathologies of Exudative Macular Diseases by Multi-Functional Optical Coherence Tomography

      Purpose: To investigate exudative macular disease, multi-functional optical coherence tomography (MF-OCT) using a 1-μm probe band was developed. The clinical utility of MF-OCT was examined in a descriptive case series. Methods: Ten eyes of nine subjects with exudative macular disease, including one eye with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), one eye with idiopathic neovascular maculopathy, and eight eyes with polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV), were investigated. Areas of 6 × 6 mm 2 around the pathologic region were scanned with 512 × 1024 depth scans in 6.6 seconds. Structural OCT, Doppler optical coherence angiography (OCA) and cumulative phase retardation images were obtained ...

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    17. Scleral birefringence as measured by polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography and ocular biometric parameters of human eyes in vivo

      Scleral birefringence as measured by polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography and ocular biometric parameters of human eyes in vivo

      The relationship between scleral birefringence and biometric parameters of human eyes in vivo is investigated. Scleral birefringence near the limbus of 21 healthy human eyes was measured using polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography. Spherical equivalent refractive error, axial eye length, and intraocular pressure (IOP) were measured in all subjects. IOP and scleral birefringence of human eyes in vivo was found to have statistically significant correlations ( r = −0.63, P = 0.002). The slope of linear regression was −2.4 × 10 −2 deg/μm/mmHg. Neither spherical equivalent refractive error nor axial eye length had significant correlations with scleral birefringence. To evaluate ...

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    18. Five-dimensional analysis of multi-contrast Jones matrix tomography of posterior eye

      Five-dimensional analysis of multi-contrast Jones matrix tomography of posterior eye

      Pixel clustering algorithm tailored to multi-contrast Jones matrix based optical coherence tomography (MC-JMT) is demonstrated. This algorithm clusters multiple pixels of MC-JMT in a five-dimensional (5-D) feature space which comprises dimensions of lateral space, axial space, logarithmic scattering OCT intensity, squared power of Doppler shift and degree of polarization uniformity. This 5-D clustering provides clusters of pixels, so called as superpixels. The superpixels are utilized as local regions for pixels averaging. The averaging decreases the noise in the measurement as preserving structural details of the sample. A simple decision-tree algorithm is applied to classified superpixels into some tissue types. This ...

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    19. Advanced multi-contrast Jones matrix optical coherence tomography for Doppler and polarization sensitive imaging

      Advanced multi-contrast Jones matrix optical coherence tomography for Doppler and polarization sensitive imaging

      An advanced version of Jones matrix optical coherence tomography (JMT) is demonstrated for Doppler and polarization sensitive imaging of the posterior eye. JMT is capable of providing localized flow tomography by Doppler detection and investigating the birefringence property of tissue through a three-dimensional (3-D) Jones matrix measurement. Owing to an incident polarization multiplexing scheme based on passive optical components, this system is stable, safe in a clinical environment, and cost effective. Since the properties of this version of JMT provide intrinsic compensation for system imperfection, the system is easy to calibrate. Compared with the previous version of JMT, this advanced ...

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    20. Noninvasive Investigation of Deep Vascular Pathologies of Exudative Macular Diseases by High Penetration Optical Coherence Angiography

      Noninvasive Investigation of Deep Vascular Pathologies of Exudative Macular Diseases by High Penetration Optical Coherence Angiography

      Purpose: A newly developed high-penetration Doppler optical coherence angiography (HP-OCA) with a 1-μm probe beam for non-invasive investigation of vascular pathology of exudative macular diseases is introduced. A descriptive case series is presented to discuss the clinical utility of HP-OCA. Methods: Eleven eyes of 10 subjects with exudative macular disease, including 2 eyes with myopic choroidal neovascularization (mCNV), 4 eyes with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and 5 eyes with polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV), were investigated. Two Doppler scanning modes (bi-directional and high-sensitive) of HP-OCA were used for the investigation. HP-OCA provides depth resolved and en face angiograms and a ...

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    21. An approach to measure blood flow in single choroidal vessel using Doppler optical coherence tomography

      An approach to measure blood flow in single choroidal vessel using Doppler optical coherence tomography

      Purpose:To evaluate the absolute blood flow rate in a single choroidal vessel using Doppler optical coherence tomography (OCT). Methods:Three choroidal vessels were selected in the right eye of three normal subjects, and were measured with Doppler OCT at a 1,020-nm probe wavelength. The pulsatile change of the blood flow was obtained from synchronized measurement of Doppler OCT and plethysmography. Absolute blood flow rates in choroidal vessels were calculated from Doppler OCT volume data. Results:The cyclic change of the blood flow was quantitatively obtained. Absolute blood flow velocities and blood flow rates at peak systole [mean (SD ...

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    22. Optical Rheology of Porcine Sclera by Birefringence Imaging

      Optical Rheology of Porcine Sclera by Birefringence Imaging

      Purpose To investigate a relationship between birefringence and elasticity of porcine sclera ex vivo using polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography (PS-OCT). Methods Elastic parameters and birefringence of 19 porcine eyes were measured. Four pieces of scleral strips which were parallel to the limbus, with a width of 4 mm, were dissected from the optic nerve head to the temporal side of each porcine eye. Birefringence of the sclera was measured with a prototype PS-OCT. The strain and force were measured with a uniaxial material tester as the sample was stretched with a speed of 1.8 mm/min after preconditioning. A ...

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    23. Office based multi-functional anterior eye segment optical coherence tomography

      Office based multi-functional anterior eye segment optical coherence tomography

      An office based Doppler and polarization sensitive swept-source optical coherence tomography (Doppler-PS-SS-OCT) was developed for diagnosis and evaluation of abnormalities of anterior eye segment in clinic. A healthy eye was measured in vivo by the Doppler PS-OCT. The results showed that the Doppler PS-OCT may have potential to identify blood vessels and discriminate fibrous tissues in abnormalities, such as scarring in bleb, and scleral inflammation.

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    24. High-Penetration Optical Coherence Tomography With Enhanced Depth Imaging of Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy

      High-Penetration Optical Coherence Tomography With Enhanced Depth Imaging of Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy

      Please wait Close Window A combination of high-penetration spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (central wavelength: 1,020 nm) and an enhanced depth imaging protocol (HP-EDI-OCT) was used to evaluate 5 eyes of 5 patients with polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV). In all eyes, HP-EDI-OCT provided high-contrast images of PCV lesions in the subretinal pigment epithelium (sub-RPE). In the space between the RPE line and Bruch’s membrane, various PCV lesions, including vascular networks, polypoidal lesions, and sub-RPE hemorrhage, were clearly identified. The chorioscleral interface was clearly observed, and the entire structure of the choroid was readily identified. Thus, HP-EDI-OCT was useful for ...

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