1. Articles from Marta Di Nicola

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    1. Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography Assessment of Bursa Premacularis in Healthy Eyes

      Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography Assessment of Bursa Premacularis in Healthy Eyes

      Purpose . To describe the reliability and the limits of bursa premacularis (BPM) evaluation using a swept source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) device with enface and 16 mm-high definition (HD) longitudinal scans. Methods . 60 eyes of 60 subjects were enrolled and imaged with SS-OCT system (PLEX Elite 9000, Carl Zeiss Meditec Inc., Dublin, CA, USA). BPM area was measured using enface scans imported to ImageJ. HD horizontal and vertical longitudinal scans centered at the fovea were used to detect width (W) and central thickness (CT) of BPM at baseline (T 0 ) and after 30 minutes (T 30 ) performed by two different ...

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    2. Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in Macular Neovascularization: A Comparison Between Different OCTA Devices

      Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in Macular Neovascularization: A Comparison Between Different OCTA Devices

      Purpose : The purpose of this study is to compare the ability of 3 optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) devices to measure lesion area in patients with macular neovascularization (MNV) with type 1, 2 and mixed neovascularization (NV). Methods : OCTA, fluorescein angiography (FA), indocyanine green angiography (ICGA), and structural optical coherence tomography (OCT) were performed. NV lesion area measurements were performed by two graders. Results : Twenty-eight eyes were included: 20 with NV were classified as type 1, 6 as type 2, and 2 as mixed type. AngioVue and Spectralis detected the NV in 26 out of 28 eyes (92.8%). The ...

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    3. Cone Dystrophies: An Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Study

      Cone Dystrophies: An Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Study

      Background: This study investigates the relationship between retinal vascularization and macular function in patients with cone dystrophies (CDs). Methods: Twenty CD patients (40 eyes) and 20 healthy controls (20 eyes) were enrolled in this prospective case-control study. Patients underwent full ophthalmological examination, microperimetry, full-field, pattern and multifocal electroretinogram (ERG, PERG, mfERG) and optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). Main outcome measures were as follows: foveal and parafoveal inner and outer retinal thickness; microperimetry sensitivity in the central 4° and 8°, ERG b wave amplitudes and peak times, PERG P50 and N95 amplitudes and latencies, and mfERG N1 to P1 amplitudes; and ...

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    4. Functional and Structural Reliability of Optic Nerve Head Measurements in Healthy Eyes by Means of Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography

      Functional and Structural Reliability of Optic Nerve Head Measurements in Healthy Eyes by Means of Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography

      Background and Objectives : the aim of the study was to evaluate the repeatability and reproducibility of optical microangiography (OMAG)-based optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) in the optic nerve head (ONH) and radial peripapillary capillary (RPC) perfusion assessment of healthy eyes. Materials and Methods : in this observational study, a total of 40 healthy subjects underwent ONH evaluation, using an OMAG-based OCTA system at baseline (T 0 ), after 30 min (T 1 ), and after 7 days (T 2 ). The main outcome measures were the vessel density (VD) and flux index (FI) of the RPCs, as well as peri-papillary retinal nerve fibre ...

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    5. Widefield Swept Source OCTA in Retinitis Pigmentosa

      Widefield Swept Source OCTA in Retinitis Pigmentosa

      1) Background: To evaluate superficial capillary plexus (SCP), deep capillary plexus (DCP), choriocapillaris (CC), perfusion density (PD), and vessel length density (VLD) in macular and near/mid periphery regions in patients with retinitis pigmentosa (RP) using widefield swept source optical coherence tomography angiography (WSS-OCTA). (2) Methods: Twelve RP patients (20 eyes) and 20 age-matched subjects (20 eyes) were imaged with the SS-OCTA system (PLEX Elite 9000, Carl Zeiss Meditec Inc., Dublin, CA, USA). Quantitative analysis was performed in the macular and peripheral regions. The main outcome measures were SCP, DCP, CC, PD, and VLD in central and peripheral areas. (3 ...

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    6. Early retinal flow changes after vitreoretinal surgery in idiopathic epiretinal membrane using swept source optical coherence tomography angiography

      Early retinal flow changes after vitreoretinal surgery in idiopathic epiretinal membrane using swept source optical coherence tomography angiography

      (1) Background: The aim of this observational cross-sectional work was to investigate early retinal vascular changes in patients undergoing idiopathic epiretinal membrane (iERM) surgery using swept source optical coherence tomography angiography (SS-OCTA); (2) Methods: 24 eyes of 24 patients who underwent vitrectomy with internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling were evaluated pre- and postoperatively using SS-OCTA system (PLEX Elite 9000, Carl Zeiss Meditec Inc., Dublin, CA, USA). For each eye, five 6x6-mm OCTA volume scans were acquired by two observers independently. The en face images of superficial capillary plexus (SCP) were then exported to imageJ and a semi-automated algorithm was used ...

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    7. Widefield optical coherence tomography angiography in diabetic retinopathy

      Widefield optical coherence tomography angiography in diabetic retinopathy

      Aims To evaluate superficial capillary plexus (SCP), deep capillary plexus (DCP) and choriocapillaris (CC) perfusion in macular and near/mid periphery regions in diabetic patients using widefield swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography (WSS-OCTA). Methods Ninety-four diabetic patients (94 eyes) classified as diabetics without diabetic retinopathy (no DR) (25 eyes), mild DR (23 eyes), moderate/severe DR (26 eyes), proliferative DR (20 eyes) and a control group of 25 healthy subjects (25 eyes) were imaged with the WSS-OCTA system (PLEX Elite 9000, Carl Zeiss Meditec Inc., Dublin, CA, USA). Quantitative analysis was performed in the macular and peripheral regions. The main ...

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    8. Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Findings in X-Linked Retinoschisis

      Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Findings in X-Linked Retinoschisis

      BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to determine optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) findings and to identify mutations in the RS1 gene in a three-generation family with X-linked juvenile retinoschisis (XLRS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Clinical and genetic assessments were performed in 12 family members. OCTA was performed at baseline (12 members including cases and carriers) and after acetazolamide administration (three cases). Twenty healthy subjects (20 eyes, controls) were chosen for comparison. Molecular genetic analysis of the RS1 gene was performed in all family members. RESULTS: Deep capillary plexus density was reduced in cases compared with controls ( P ...

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    9. Foveal avascular zone area and parafoveal vessel density measurements in different stages of diabetic retinopathy by optical coherence tomography angiography

      Foveal avascular zone area and parafoveal vessel density measurements in different stages of diabetic retinopathy by optical coherence tomography angiography

      AIM : To investigate foveal avascular zone (FAZ) and parafoveal vessel densities (PRVD) by means of optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) in diabetic patients with or without diabetic retinopathy (DR) and to assess the reproducibility of FAZ and PRVD measurements. METHODS : Sixty diabetic patients (60 eyes) with different stage of DR (graded according to the International Clinical Severity Scale for DR) and 20 healthy subjects underwent FAZ area and PRVD measurements using OCTA by two experienced examiners. FAZ area in all patients was also assessed using fluorescein angiography (FA). RESULTS : In subject with proliferative DR and with moderate-severe non proliferative DR ...

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    10. Qualitative and Quantitative Assessment of Vascular Changes in Diabetic Macular Edema after Dexamethasone Implant Using Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography

      Qualitative and Quantitative Assessment of Vascular Changes in Diabetic Macular Edema after Dexamethasone Implant Using Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography

      The aim of this study was to investigate retinal and choriocapillaris vessel changes in diabetic macular edema (DME) after the intravitreal dexamethasone implant (IDI) using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). Moreover, a comparison between morphological and functional parameters of DME and healthy patients was performed. Twenty-five eyes of 25 type 2 diabetic retinopathy patients complicated by macular edema (DME group) and 25 healthy subjects (control group) were enrolled. Superficial capillary plexus density (SCPD) and deep capillary plexus density (DCPD) in the foveal and parafoveal areas, choricapillary density (CCD) and optic disc vessel density (ODVD) were detected using OCTA at baseline ...

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    11. Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Findings in Stargardt Disease

      Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Findings in Stargardt Disease

      Background to assess vessel density of superficial capillary plexus (SCP), deep capillary plexus (DCP) and choriocapillaris (CC) in advanced Stargardt disease (STGD) using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) and correlate these findings with macular function using pattern electroretinogram (PERG) and multifocal electroretinogram (mfERG). Methods Twelve patients (24 eyes) with advanced STGD underwent vessel densities and macular thickness measurements using OCTA. A control group of 24 healthy controls (24 eyes) was chosen for comparison. In the STGD group correlation between vessel density and macular thickness and between macular function and morphologic parameters were evaluated. Results Whole parafoveal vessel density (VD) of ...

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    12. Reproducibility and repeatability of foveal avascular zone area measurements using swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography in healthy subjects

      Reproducibility and repeatability of foveal avascular zone area measurements using swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography in healthy subjects

      To assess the reproducibility and repeatability of foveal avascular zone (FAZ) area measurements using swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography (SS-OCTA) in healthy subjects. Sixty-four eyes of 64 healthy volunteers were randomly subjected to FAZ area measurements using SS-OCTA by 2 examiners in 2 different sessions. The FAZ areas measured by the first and second observer were 0.269 ± 0.092 mm 2 and 0.270 ± 0.090 mm 2 , respectively. Within subjects, the coefficients of variations were 2.44% (95% confidence interval [CI] 1.95% to 2.93%) and 2.66% (95% CI 2.00% to 3.31%) for the ...

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    13. Reproducibility and repeatability of foveal avascular zone measurements in healthy subjects by optical coherence tomography angiography

      Reproducibility and repeatability of foveal avascular zone measurements in healthy subjects by optical coherence tomography angiography

      Background/aims To assess the reproducibility and repeatability of foveal avascular zone (FAZ) area measurements using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) in healthy subjects. Methods Sixty healthy volunteers (60 eyes) were subjected to FAZ area measurements by means of high speed and high resolution spectral-domain OCT (SD-OCT) XR Avanti with the split-spectrum amplitude decorrelation angiography algorithm by two experienced examiners in two different sessions. Results The mean±SD age of the subjects was 28.9±7.6 years. Overall FAZ areas measured by the first and second observer were 0.251±0.096 mm 2 and 0.252±0.096 ...

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    14. Optical coherence tomography and 3-dimensional confocal structured imaging system–guided femtosecond laser capsulotomy versus manual continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis

      Optical coherence tomography and 3-dimensional confocal structured imaging system–guided femtosecond laser capsulotomy versus manual continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis

      Purpose To compare the features of capsulotomy obtained during femtosecond laser–assisted cataract surgery with those of continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis (CCC) obtained using a standard manual technique. Setting Ophthalmology Clinic, Department of Medicine and Science of Ageing, University G. D'Annunzio Chieti-Pescara, Chieti, Italy. Design Prospective randomized clinical study. Methods Candidates for cataract extraction were randomized into 1 of 3 groups as follows: Lensx femtosecond laser–assisted cataract surgery capsulotomy (laser group 1), Lensar femtosecond laser–assisted cataract surgery capsulotomy (laser group 2), and manual CCC (manual group). Results Each group comprised 30 eyes (30 patients). The capsulotomies in laser ...

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