1. Articles from ByungKun Lee

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    1. High-Speed, Ultrahigh-Resolution Spectral-Domain OCT with Extended Imaging Range Using Reference Arm Length Matching

      High-Speed, Ultrahigh-Resolution Spectral-Domain OCT with Extended Imaging Range Using Reference Arm Length Matching

      Purpose : To develop high-speed, extended-range, ultrahigh-resolution spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (UHR SD-OCT) and demonstrate scan protocols for clinical retinal imaging. Methods : A UHR SD-OCT operating at 840-nm with 150-nm bandwidths was developed. The axial imaging range was extended by dynamically matching reference arm length to the retinal contour during acquisition. Two scan protocols were demonstrated for imaging healthy participants and patients with dry age-related macular degeneration. A high-definition raster protocol with intra–B-scan reference arm length matching (ReALM) was used for high-quality cross-sectional imaging. A cube volume scan using horizontal and vertical rasters with inter–B-scan ReALM and software motion ...

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    2. Ultrahigh-Resolution Optical Coherence Tomography Investigation of Age-Related Changes in the Photoreceptors, Retinal Pigment Epithelium and Bruch’s Membrane

      Ultrahigh-Resolution Optical Coherence Tomography Investigation of Age-Related Changes in the Photoreceptors, Retinal Pigment Epithelium and Bruch’s Membrane

      Purpose : Aging is the biggest risk factor for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Previous histological and ultrastructural studies have suggested that photoreceptors (PR), retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), and Bruch’s membrane (BM) undergo changes with aging and in AMD. A new high-speed, ultrahigh-resolution optical coherence tomography (UHR OCT) prototype instrument with depth tracking and software motion correction was used to investigate PR/RPE/BM alterations in normal aging and early AMD. Methods : We developed a high-speed UHR OCT instrument with 2.7 µm axial resolution and 128 kHz A-scan rate. A galvanometer scanner actuates the OCT reference arm to match the ...

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    3. A Framework for Multiscale Quantitation of Relationships Between Choriocapillaris Flow Impairment and Geographic Atrophy Growth

      A Framework for Multiscale Quantitation of Relationships Between Choriocapillaris Flow Impairment and Geographic Atrophy Growth

      Purpose To develop a multiscale analysis framework for investigating the relationships between geographic atrophy (GA) growth rate and choriocapillaris (CC) blood flow impairment using optical coherence tomography (OCT) and OCT angiography (OCTA). Design Retrospective case series. Methods We developed an OCT/OCTA analysis framework that quantitatively measures GA growth rates at global and local scales, and CC impairment at global, zonal, and local scales. A geometric GA growth model was used to measure local GA growth rates. The utility of the framework was demonstrated on 7 eyes with GA imaged at two time points using a prototype 400 kHz, 1050 ...

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    4. Controlling for Artifacts in Widefield Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Measurements of Non-Perfusion Area

      Controlling for Artifacts in Widefield Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Measurements of Non-Perfusion Area

      The recent clinical adoption of optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography (OCTA) has enabled non-invasive, volumetric visualization of ocular vasculature at micron-scale resolutions. Initially limited to 3 mm × 3 mm and 6 mm × 6 mm fields-of-view (FOV), commercial OCTA systems now offer 12 mm × 12 mm, or larger, imaging fields. While larger FOVs promise a more complete visualization of retinal disease, they also introduce new challenges to the accurate and reliable interpretation of OCTA data. In particular, because of vignetting, wide-field imaging increases occurrence of low-OCT-signal artifacts, which leads to thresholding and/or segmentation artifacts, complicating OCTA analysis. This study presents ...

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    5. QUANTIFICATION OF RETINAL CAPILLARY NONPERFUSION IN DIABETICS USING WIDE-FIELD OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY ANGIOGRAPHY

      QUANTIFICATION OF RETINAL CAPILLARY NONPERFUSION IN DIABETICS USING WIDE-FIELD OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY ANGIOGRAPHY

      Purpose: To combine advances in high-speed, wide-field optical coherence tomography angiography ( OCTA ) with image processing methods for semiautomatic quantitative analysis of capillary nonperfusion in patients with diabetic retinopathy (DR). Methods: Sixty-eight diabetic patients (73 eyes), either without retinopathy or with different degrees of retinopathy, were prospectively recruited for volumetric swept-source OCTA imaging using 12 mm × 12 mm fields centered at the fovea. A custom, semiautomatic software algorithm was used to quantify areas of capillary nonperfusion . Results: The mean percentage of nonperfused area was 0.1% (95% confidence interval: 0.0–0.4) in the eyes without DR; 2.1% (95 ...

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    6. Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy on Swept-Source Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography with Variable Interscan Time Analysis

      Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy on Swept-Source Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography with Variable Interscan Time Analysis

      Purpose : To use a novel optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) algorithm termed variable interscan time analysis (VISTA) to evaluate relative blood flow speeds in polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV). Methods : Prospective cross-sectional study enrolling patients with confirmed diagnosis of PCV. OCTA of the retina and choroid was obtained with a prototype swept-source OCT system. The acquired OCT volumes were centered on the branching vascular network (BVN) and polyps as determined by indocyanine-green angiography (ICGA). The relative blood flow speeds were characterized on VISTA-OCTA. Results : Seven eyes from seven patients were evaluated. Swept-source OCTA enabled detailed enface visualization of the BVN and ...

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    7. Photoreceptor Layer Thickness Changes During Dark Adaptation Observed With Ultrahigh-Resolution Optical Coherence Tomography

      Photoreceptor Layer Thickness Changes During Dark Adaptation Observed With Ultrahigh-Resolution Optical Coherence Tomography

      Purpose : To examine outer retinal band changes after flash stimulus and subsequent dark adaptation with ultrahigh-resolution optical coherence tomography (UHR-OCT). Methods : Five dark-adapted left eyes of five normal subjects were imaged with 3-μm axial-resolution UHR-OCT during 30 minutes of dark adaptation following 96%, 54%, 23%, and 0% full-field and 54% half-field rhodopsin bleach. We identified the ellipsoid zone inner segment/outer segment (EZ[IS/OS]), cone interdigitation zone (CIZ), rod interdigitation zone (RIZ), retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), and Bruch's membrane (BM) axial positions and generated two-dimensional thickness maps of the EZ(IS/OS) to the four bands. The ...

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    8. Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Characteristics of Iris Melanocytic Tumors

      Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Characteristics of Iris Melanocytic Tumors

      Purpose To evaluate tumor vasculature with optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) in malignant iris melanomas and benign iris lesions. Design Cross-sectional observational clinical study. Participants Patients with iris lesions and healthy volunteers. Methods Eyes were imaged using OCTA systems operating at 1050- and 840-nm wavelengths. Three-dimensional OCTA scans were acquired. Iris melanoma patients treated with radiation therapy were imaged again after I-125 plaque brachytherapy at 6 and 18 months. Main Outcome Measures OCT and OCTA images, qualitative evaluation of iris and tumor vasculature, and quantitative vessel density. Results One eye each of 8 normal volunteers and 9 patients with iris ...

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    9. AN AUTOMATIC, INTERCAPILLARY AREA-BASED ALGORITHM FOR QUANTIFYING DIABETES-RELATED CAPILLARY DROPOUT USING OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY ANGIOGRAPHY

      AN AUTOMATIC, INTERCAPILLARY AREA-BASED ALGORITHM FOR QUANTIFYING DIABETES-RELATED CAPILLARY DROPOUT USING OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY ANGIOGRAPHY

      Purpose: To develop a robust, sensitive, and fully automatic algorithm to quantify diabetes-related capillary dropout using optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography (OCTA). Methods: A 1,050-nm wavelength, 400 kHz A-scan rate swept-source optical coherence tomography prototype was used to perform volumetric optical coherence tomography angiography imaging over 3 mm x 3 mm fields in normal controls (n = 5), patients with diabetes without diabetic retinopathy (DR) (n = 7), patients with nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR) (n = 9), and patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) (n = 5); for each patient, one eye was imaged. A fully automatic algorithm to quantify intercapillary areas was ...

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    10. Visualizing the Choriocapillaris Under Drusen: Comparing 1050-nm Swept-Source Versus 840-nm Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography

      Visualizing the Choriocapillaris Under Drusen: Comparing 1050-nm Swept-Source Versus 840-nm Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography

      Purpose : To investigate the appearance of choriocapillaris (CC) flow under drusen by comparing long-wavelength (1050 nm) swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) angiography with shorter-wavelength (840 nm) spectral-domain (SD) OCT angiography. Methods : Patients with drusen imaged on both devices on the same day were selected and graded. Ambiguous OCT angiography (OCTA) signal loss was defined as low OCTA signal on the en face OCTA CC image that also had low OCT signal in the corresponding area on the en face OCT CC image and OCT B-scans. Unambiguous OCTA signal loss was defined as low OCTA signal on the en face OCTA ...

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    11. Choroidal Neovascularization Analyzed on Ultrahigh-Speed Swept-Source Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Compared to Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography

      Choroidal Neovascularization Analyzed on Ultrahigh-Speed Swept-Source Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Compared to Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography

      Purpose To compare visualization of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) using an ultrahigh-speed swept-source (SS) optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) prototype vs a spectral-domain (SD) OCTA device. Design Comparative analysis of diagnostic instruments. Methods Patients were prospectively recruited to be imaged on SD OCT and SS OCT devices on the same day. The SD OCT device employed is the RTVue Avanti (Optovue, Inc, Fremont, California, USA), which operates at ∼840 nm wavelength and 70 000 A-scans/second. The SS OCT device used is an ultrahigh-speed long-wavelength prototype that operates at ∼1050 nm wavelength and 400 000 ...

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    12. Choroidal neovascularization analyzed on ultra-high speed swept source optical coherence tomography angiography compared to spectral domain optical coherence tomography angiography

      Choroidal neovascularization analyzed on ultra-high speed swept source optical coherence tomography angiography compared to spectral domain optical coherence tomography angiography

      Purpose To compare visualization of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) using an ultra-high speed swept-source (SS)-optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) prototype versus a spectral-domain (SD)-OCTA device. Design Comparative analysis of diagnostic instruments. Methods Patients were prospectively recruited to be imaged on SD-OCT and SS-OCT devices on the same day. The SD-OCT device employed is the RTVue Avanti that operates at ∼840nm wavelength and 70,000 A-scans/second. The SS-OCT device used is an ultra-high speed long-wavelength prototype that operates at ∼1050nm wavelength and 400,000 A-scans/second. Two observers independently measured the CNV area ...

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    13. Ultrahigh-Speed, Swept-Source Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in Nonexudative Age-Related Macular Degeneration with Geographic Atrophy

      Ultrahigh-Speed, Swept-Source Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in Nonexudative Age-Related Macular Degeneration with Geographic Atrophy

      Purpose To investigate ultrahigh-speed, swept-source optical coherence tomography (SSOCT) angiography for visualizing vascular changes in eyes with nonexudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD) with geographic atrophy (GA). Design Observational, prospective, cross-sectional study. Participants A total of 63 eyes from 32 normal subjects and 12 eyes from 7 patients with nonexudative AMD with GA. Methods A 1050-nm, 400-kHz A-scan rate SSOCT system was used to perform volumetric optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) of the retinal and choriocapillaris (CC) vasculatures in normal subjects and patients with nonexudative AMD with GA. Optical coherence tomography angiography using variable interscan time analysis (VISTA) was performed to ...

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    14. Postprocessing algorithms to minimize fixed-pattern artifact and reduce trigger jitter in swept source optical coherence tomography

      Postprocessing algorithms to minimize fixed-pattern artifact and reduce trigger jitter in swept source optical coherence tomography

      We propose methods to align interferograms affected by trigger jitter to a reference interferogram based on the information (amplitude/phase) at a fixed-pattern noise location to reduce residual fixed-pattern noise and improve the phase stability of swept source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) systems. One proposed method achieved this by introducing a wavenumber shift (k-shift) in the interferograms of interest and searching for the k-shift that minimized the fixed-pattern noise amplitude. The other method calculated the relative k-shift using the phase information at the residual fixed-pattern noise location. Repeating this wavenumber alignment procedure for all A-lines of interest produced fixed-pattern noise ...

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    15. Cardiac-Gated En Face Doppler Measurement of Retinal Blood Flow Using Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography at 100,000 Axial Scans per Second

      Cardiac-Gated En Face Doppler Measurement of Retinal Blood Flow Using Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography at 100,000 Axial Scans per Second

      Purpose: To develop and demonstrate a cardiac gating method for repeatable in vivo measurement of total retinal blood flow (TRBF) in humans using en face Doppler optical coherence tomography (OCT) at commercially available imaging speeds. Methods: A prototype swept-source OCT system operating at 100 kHz axial scan rate was developed and interfaced with a pulse oximeter. Using the plethysmogram measured from the earlobe, Doppler OCT imaging of a 1.5 mm×2 mm area at the optic disc at 1.8 volumes/sec was synchronized to cardiac cycle to improve sampling of pulsatile blood flow. Post-processing algorithms were developed to ...

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    16. Ultrahigh-Speed Swept-Source OCT Angiography in Exudative AMD

      Ultrahigh-Speed Swept-Source OCT Angiography in Exudative AMD

      BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To investigate the potential of ultrahigh-speed swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) to visualize retinal and choroidal vascular changes in patients with exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Observational, prospective cross-sectional study. An ultrahigh-speed swept-source prototype was used to perform OCTA of the retinal and choriocapillaris microvasculature in 63 eyes of 32 healthy controls and 19 eyes of 15 patients with exudative AMD. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: qualitative comparison of the retinal and choriocapillaris microvasculature in the two groups. RESULTS: Choroidal neovascularization (CNV) was clearly visualized in 16 of the 19 eyes with exudative AMD, located ...

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    17. Depth-encoded all-fiber swept source polarization sensitive OCT

      Depth-encoded all-fiber swept source polarization sensitive OCT

      Polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography (PS-OCT) is a functional extension of conventional OCT and can assess depth-resolved tissue birefringence in addition to intensity. Most existing PS-OCT systems are relatively complex and their clinical translation remains difficult. We present a simple and robust all-fiber PS-OCT system based on swept source technology and polarization depth-encoding. Polarization multiplexing was achieved using a polarization maintaining fiber. Polarization sensitive signals were detected using fiber based polarization beam splitters and polarization controllers were used to remove the polarization ambiguity. A simplified post-processing algorithm was proposed for speckle noise reduction relaxing the demand for phase stability. We ...

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