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    1. Qualitative and quantitative assessment of posterior segment optical coherence tomography images using standard photos: the Liwan Eye Study

      Qualitative and quantitative assessment of posterior segment optical coherence tomography images using standard photos: the Liwan Eye Study

      Background/aims To develop a standardised grading scheme, using standard photos, for spectral-domain ocular coherence tomography (SD-OCT) images of the posterior eye and evaluate the interobserver agreement among trained ophthalmologists in identifying pathological changes. Methods Subjects were recruited from Liwan District, Guangzhou, with SD-OCT data collection from June 2013 to November 2013 as part of 10-year follow-up visits from the Liwan Eye Study. All subjects underwent SD-OCT imaging of the macula with scanning lines analysed by two ophthalmologists to assess for the presence of 12 different posterior segment lesions. Per cent agreement for each lesion between the graders and quantitative ...

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    2. Vascular flow density in pathological myopia: an optical coherence tomography angiography study

      Vascular flow density in pathological myopia: an optical coherence tomography angiography study

      Objectives To investigate vascular flow density in pathological myopia with optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography. Design A prospective comparative study was conducted from December 2015 to March 2016. Setting Participants were recruited in Beijing Tongren Hospital. Participants A total of 131 eyes were enrolled, which were divided into three groups: 45 eyes with emmetropia (EM; mean spherical equivalent (MSE) 0.50D to −0.50D), 41 eyes with high myopia (HM; MSE ≤−6.00D, without pathological changes), and 45 eyes with pathological myopia (PM; MSE ≤−6.00D and axial length (AL) ≥26.5 mm, and with pathological changes). Main outcome measures ...

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    3. Randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study investigating the effects of inorganic nitrate on vascular function, platelet reactivity and restenosis in stable angina: protocol of the NITRATE-OCT study

      Randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study investigating the effects of inorganic nitrate on vascular function, platelet reactivity and restenosis in stable angina: protocol of the NITRATE-OCT study

      Introduction The mainstay treatment for reducing the symptoms of angina and long-term risk of heart attacks in patients with heart disease is stent implantation in the diseased coronary artery. While this procedure has revolutionised treatment, the incidence of secondary events remains a concern. These repeat events are thought to be due, in part, to continued enhanced platelet reactivity, endothelial dysfunction and ultimately restenosis of the stented artery. In this study, we will investigate whether a once a day inorganic nitrate administration might favourably modulate platelet reactivity and endothelial function leading to a decrease in restenosis. Methods and design NITRATE-OCT is ...

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    4. Is the peripapillary retinal perfusion related to myopia in healthy eyes? A prospective comparative study [RESEARCH]

      Is the peripapillary retinal perfusion related to myopia in healthy eyes? A prospective comparative study [RESEARCH]

      Myopia Strengths and limitations of this study The present study first explored the peripapillary and parafoveal perfusion of young, healthy myopic subjects with spectral domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography. The novel technology of OCT angiography makes it possible to visualise the ocular circulation even to the capillary level.

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    5. Cross-sectional study: Does combining optical coherence tomography measurements using the ‘Random Forest’ decision tree classifier improve the prediction of the presence of perimetric deterioration in glaucoma suspects

      Cross-sectional study: Does combining optical coherence tomography measurements using the ‘Random Forest’ decision tree classifier improve the prediction of the presence of perimetric deterioration in glaucoma suspects

      Objectives To develop a classifier to predict the presence of visual field (VF) deterioration in glaucoma suspects based on optical coherence tomography (OCT) measurements using the machine learning method known as the ‘Random Forest’ algorithm. Design Case–control study. Participants 293 eyes of 179 participants with open angle glaucoma (OAG) or suspected OAG. Interventions Spectral domain OCT (Topcon 3D OCT-2000) and perimetry (Humphrey Field Analyser, 24-2 or 30-2 SITA standard) measurements were conducted in all of the participants. VF damage (Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study criteria (2002)) was used as a ‘gold-standard’ to classify glaucomatous eyes. The ‘Random Forest’ method was ...

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