1. Articles from Qiuxiang Zhang

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    1. Functional optical coherence tomography enables in vivo physiological assessment of retinal rod and cone photoreceptors

      Functional optical coherence tomography enables in vivo physiological assessment of retinal rod and cone photoreceptors

      Transient intrinsic optical signal (IOS) changes have been observed in retinal photoreceptors, suggesting a unique biomarker for eye disease detection. However, clinical deployment of IOS imaging is challenging due to unclear IOS sources and limited signal-to-noise ratios (SNRs). Here, by developing high spatiotemporal resolution optical coherence tomography (OCT) and applying an adaptive algorithm for IOS processing, we were able to record robust IOSs from single-pass measurements. Transient IOSs, which might reflect an early stage of light phototransduction, are consistently observed in the photoreceptor outer segment almost immediately (<4 ms) after retinal stimulation. Comparative studies of dark- and light-adapted retinas have ...

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    2. Functional optical coherence tomography reveals transient phototropic change of photoreceptor outer segments

      Functional optical coherence tomography reveals transient phototropic change of photoreceptor outer segments

      Dynamic near infrared microscopy has revealed transient retinal phototropism (TRP) correlated with oblique light stimulation. Here, by developing a hybrid confocal microscopy and optical coherence tomography (OCT), we tested sub-cellular source of the TRP in living frog retina. Dynamic confocal microscopy and OCT consistently revealed photoreceptor outer segments as the anatomic source of the TRP. Further investigation of the TRP can provide insights in better understanding of Stiles–Crawford effect (SCE) on rod and cone systems, and may also promise an intrinsic biomarker for early detection of eye diseases that can produce photoreceptor dysfunction.

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    3. Breaking diffraction limit of lateral resolution in optical coherence tomography

      Breaking diffraction limit of lateral resolution in optical coherence tomography

      Quantitative imaging of biomedical specimens is essential in biomedical study and diagnosis. Given excellent capability in three-dimensional (3D) imaging, optical coherence tomography (OCT) has been extensively used in ophthalmic imaging, vascular medicine, dermatological study, etc. Lateral resolution of the OCT is light diffraction limited, which precludes the feasibility of quantitative assessment of individual cells. In this paper, we demonstrated the feasibility of breaking diffraction-limit in OCT imaging through virtually structured detection (VSD). OCT examination of optical resolution target verified resolution doubling in the VSD based OCT imaging. Super-resolution OCT identification of individual frog photoreceptors was demonstrated to verify the potential ...

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    4. En face optical coherence tomography of transient light response at photoreceptor outer segments in living frog eyecup

      En face optical coherence tomography of transient light response at photoreceptor outer segments in living frog eyecup

      This study was designed to test the feasibility of en face mapping of the transient intrinsic optical signal (IOS) response at photoreceptor outer segments and to assess the effect of spatial resolution on functional IOS imaging of retinal photoreceptors. A line-scan optical coherence tomography (LS-OCT) was constructed to achieve depth-resolved functional IOS imaging of living frog eyecups. Rapid en face OCT revealed transient IOS almost immediately ( < 3     ms ) after the onset of visible light flashes at photoreceptor outer segments. Quantitative analysis indicated that the IOS kinetics may reflect dynamics of G-protein binding and releasing in early phases of visual transduction ...

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