1. Frank G. Holz

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    2. Hyper-reflectivity on optical coherence tomography in macular telangiectasia type 2

      Hyper-reflectivity on optical coherence tomography in macular telangiectasia type 2
      Purpose: To define, characterize and classify hyper-reflectivity on optical coherence tomography (OCT) and report its prevalence in macular telangiectasia type 2 (MacTel). Methods: In a primary cross-sectional analysis, multimodal imaging data were retrospectively analyzed. The definition of hyper-reflectivity and neovascularization on OCT followed OCT-angiography-based criteria. Eyes were graded for the presence of hyper-reflectivity and neovascularization and further categorized into three classes based on position and extent of hyper-reflectivity. In a ...
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    3. Validation of an Automated Quantification of Relative Ellipsoid Zone Reflectivity on Spectral Domain-Optical Coherence Tomography Images

      Validation of an Automated Quantification of Relative Ellipsoid Zone Reflectivity on Spectral Domain-Optical Coherence Tomography Images
      Purpose : Relative ellipsoid zone reflectivity (rEZR) represents a potential biomarker of photoreceptor health on spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). Because manual quantification of rEZR is laborious and lacks of spatial resolution, automated quantification of the rEZR would be beneficial. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the reliability and reproducibility of an automated rEZR quantification method. Methods : The rEZR was acquired using a manual and an automated approach in ...
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    4. Progression of Photoreceptor Degeneration in Geographic Atrophy Secondary to Age-related Macular Degeneration

      Progression of Photoreceptor Degeneration in Geographic Atrophy Secondary to Age-related Macular Degeneration
      Importance Sensitive outcome measures for disease progression are needed for treatment trials in geographic atrophy (GA) secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Objective To quantify photoreceptor degeneration outside regions of GA in eyes with nonexudative AMD, to evaluate its association with future GA progression, and to characterize its spatio-temporal progression. Design, Setting, and Participants Monocenter cohort study (Directional Spread in Geographic Atrophy [ NCT02051998 ]) and analysis of data from a normative ...
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    5. OCT-Angiography in Geographic Atrophy

      OCT-Angiography in Geographic Atrophy
      Geographic atrophy (GA) represents the nonexudative late stage of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and constitutes a leading cause of legal blindness in the developed world. It is characterized by areas of loss of outer retinal layers including photoreceptors, degeneration of the retinal pigment epithelium, and rarefication of the choriocapillaris. As all three layers are functionally connected, the precise temporal sequence and relative contribution of these layers towards the development and ...
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    6. Imaging of Therapeutic Effects of Anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Inhibitors by Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in a Rat Model

      Imaging of Therapeutic Effects of Anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Inhibitors by Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in a Rat Model
      Purpose : The aim of the study was to investigate optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) as a high-resolution in vivo imaging modality for monitoring therapeutic response to different vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitors in the rat model of laser-induced choroidal neovascularization (CNV). Further, OCTA findings were compared with fluorescein angiography (FA) and fluorescence microscopy. Methods : Laser treatment at day (D)0 was followed by intravitreal injection of aflibercept, AF564, and NaCl ...
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    7. Optical coherence tomography-angiography for monitoring neovascularisations in macular telangiectasia type 2

      Optical coherence tomography-angiography for monitoring neovascularisations in macular telangiectasia type 2
      Purpose To evaluate the utility of optical coherence tomography-angiography (OCT-A) for monitoring activity, progression and response to therapy of neovascularisations (NVs) secondary to macular telangiectasia type 2 (MacTel). Methods In a retrospective analysis, eyes with NVs secondary to MacTel were reviewed over a period of 8 months. Examinations at monthly intervals included visual acuity testing, dilated funduscopy, spectral domain-OCT and OCT-A. Eyes were treated with intravitreal VEGF (vascular endothelial growth ...
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    8. Replication and Refinement of an Algorithm for Automated Drusen Segmentation on Optical Coherence Tomography

      Replication and Refinement of an Algorithm for Automated Drusen Segmentation on Optical Coherence Tomography
      Here, we investigate the extent to which re-implementing a previously published algorithm for OCT-based drusen quantification permits replicating the reported accuracy on an independent dataset. We refined that algorithm so that its accuracy is increased. Following a systematic literature search, an algorithm was selected based on its reported excellent results. Several steps were added to improve its accuracy. The replicated and refined algorithms were evaluated on an independent dataset with ...
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    9. Automated thresholding algorithms outperform manual thresholding in macular optical coherence tomography angiography image analysis

      Automated thresholding algorithms outperform manual thresholding in macular optical coherence tomography angiography image analysis
      Introduction For quantification of Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography (OCTA) images, Vessel Density (VD) and Vessel Skeleton Density (VSD) are well established parameters and different algorithms are in use for their calculation. However, comparability, reliability and ability to discriminate healthy and impaired macular perfusion of different algorithms are unclear, yet, of potential high clinical relevance. Hence, we assessed comparability and test-retest reliability of the most common approaches. Materials and methods Two ...
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    10. ORCA study: real-world versus reading centre assessment of disease activity of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD)

      ORCA study: real-world versus reading centre assessment of disease activity of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD)
      Background/aims The prospective, non-interventional ORCA module of the OCEAN study (Observation of Treatment Patterns with Lucentis in Approved Indications) evaluated the qualiy of spectral domain-optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) image interpretation and treatment decisions by clinicians in Germany and the impact on visual outcomes over 24 months in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD). Methods 2286 SD-OCT scans of 205 eyes were independently evaluated by clinicians and reading centres ...
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    11. Estimating Retinal Sensitivity Using Optical Coherence Tomography With Deep-Learning Algorithms in Macular Telangiectasia Type 2

      Estimating Retinal Sensitivity Using Optical Coherence Tomography With Deep-Learning Algorithms in Macular Telangiectasia Type 2
      Importance As currently used, microperimetry is a burdensome clinical testing modality for testing retinal sensitivity requiring long testing times and trained technicians. Objective To create a deep-learning network that could directly estimate function from structure de novo to provide an en face high-resolution map of estimated retinal sensitivity. Design, Setting, and Participants A cross-sectional imaging study using data collected between January 1, 2016, and November 30, 2017, from the Natural ...
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    12. Retinal imaging including OCT angiography for detecting active choroidal neovascularization in pseudoxanthoma elasticum

      Retinal imaging including OCT angiography for detecting active choroidal neovascularization in pseudoxanthoma elasticum
      Importance The diagnostic accuracy of different retinal imaging modalities to detect active choroidal neovascularization (CNV) in pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE) is essential to enable a correct diagnosis but currently poorly understood. Background Optical coherence tomography (OCT), fluorescein angiography (FA) and optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT‐A) are employed in daily practice but a systematic comparison of these imaging techniques is lacking. Design Retrospective, observational study. Participants Twenty patients (31 eyes) with ...
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    13. Optical coherence tomography angiography in intermediate uveitis

      Optical coherence tomography angiography in intermediate uveitis
      Purpose To investigate the involvement of the retinal and choriocapillaris microvasculature in intermediate uveitis on optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) Design Case-control study Methods Patients and age-matched controls were imaged with swept-source OCT-A (PLEX Elite 9000, Zeiss). Using ImageJ superficial and deep retinal vasculature were semi-automatically analyzed for vessel (VD) and skeleton density (SD), vessel diameter index (VDI) and fractal dimension (FD). Choriocapillaris layer was automatically graded for mean signal ...
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    14. Longitudinal Analysis of Drusen Volume in Intermediate Age-Related Macular Degeneration Using Two Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Scan Patterns

      Longitudinal Analysis of Drusen Volume in Intermediate Age-Related Macular Degeneration Using Two Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Scan Patterns
      Purpose: To evaluate two different spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) scan patterns in eyes with intermediate age-related macular degeneration (AMD) for the longitudinal assessment of drusen volume. Methods: The data of 38 eyes of 38 AMD patients (age 69.97 6.08 years) were included. The longitudinal drusen volume over 4 years was analyzed by annual SD-OCT raster scanning (field size 20 15). Two raster scan patterns (A/B) differed ...
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  2. About Frank G. Holz

    Frank G. Holz

    Frank G. Holz is the director of University Eye Hosptial Bonn at the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Bonn, Bonn Germany.