1. Frank G. Holz

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    2. 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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    3. MINIMAL OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY B-SCAN DENSITY FOR RELIABLE DETECTION OF INTRARETINAL AND SUBRETINAL FLUID IN MACULAR DISEASES

      MINIMAL OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY B-SCAN DENSITY FOR RELIABLE DETECTION OF INTRARETINAL AND SUBRETINAL FLUID IN MACULAR DISEASES
      Purpose: To determine the minimal optical coherence tomography B-scan density for reliable detection of intraretinal and subretinal fluid. Methods: Spectral domain optical coherence tomography raster scanning (Spectralis; Heidelberg Engineering, Heidelberg, Germany) using a scan field of 20 20 of 97 B-scans with an interscan distance (ISD) of 60 m was performed in 150 eyes of 150 consecutive patients at monitoring visits for intravitreal antivascular endothelial growth factor therapy. Using custom ...
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    4. CNNs Enable Accurate and Fast Segmentation of Drusen in Optical Coherence Tomography

      CNNs Enable Accurate and Fast Segmentation of Drusen in Optical Coherence Tomography
      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is used to diagnose and track progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Drusen, which appear as bumps between Bruchs membrane (BM) and the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) layer, are among the most important biomarkers for staging AMD. In this work, we develop and compare three automated methods for Drusen segmentation based on the U-Net convolutional neural network architecture. By cross-validating on more than 50, 000 annotated ...
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    5. Algorithms for the Automated Analysis of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Biomarkers on Optical Coherence Tomography: A Systematic Review

      Algorithms for the Automated Analysis of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Biomarkers on Optical Coherence Tomography: A Systematic Review
      Purpose : To assess the quality of optical coherence tomography (OCT) grading algorithms for retinal biomarkers of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Methods : Following a systematic review of the literature data on detection and quantification of AMD retinal biomarkers by available algorithms were extracted and descriptively synthesized. Algorithm quality was assessed using a modified version of the Quality Assessment of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies 2 checklist with a focus on accuracy against established ...
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    6. Structural Changes in Optical Coherence Tomography Underlying Spots of Increased Autofluorescence in the Perilesional Zone of Geographic Atrophy

      Structural Changes in Optical Coherence Tomography Underlying Spots of Increased Autofluorescence in the Perilesional Zone of Geographic Atrophy
      Purpose : To investigate structural correlates corresponding to the appearance of increased fundus autofluorescence (FAF) in the perilesional area of geographic atrophy (GA) secondary to age-related macular degeneration. Methods : Serial FAF images of 181 eyes with GA of 134 patients participating in the Directional Spread in Geographic Atrophy study (NCT02051998) were screened for increased FAF spots that had developed during the review period. Thickness and reflectivity of the retinal pigment epithelium ...
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    7. The Impact of Lens Opacity on SD-OCT Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer and Bruch's Membrane Opening Measurements Using the Anatomical Positioning System (APS)

      The Impact of Lens Opacity on SD-OCT Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer and Bruch's Membrane Opening Measurements Using the Anatomical Positioning System (APS)
      Purpose : To evaluate the impact of lens opacity on retinal nerve fiber layer thickness (RNFLT) and Bruch's membrane opening (BMO) measurements. Methods : Fifty-nine randomly selected patients without any other relevant ocular pathology undergoing elective routine cataract surgery in two specialized eye clinics were enrolled. RNFLT, BMO area, and BMO minimum rim width (BMO-MRW) were assessed with the Heidelberg Engineering Spectralis OCT using the anatomical positioning system (APS) prior to ...
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    8. In-vivo mapping of drusen by fundus autofluorescence and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography imaging

      In-vivo mapping of drusen by fundus autofluorescence and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography imaging
      Purpose To determine fundus autofluorescence (FAF) signal variations and corresponding microstructural alterations on spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) in areas of funduscopically visible drusen associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Methods Thirty eyes from 22 patients with geographic atrophy (GA) secondary to AMD (median age 74, range 6487 years), who had undergone retinal imaging including color fundus photography (CFP), FAF and SD-OCT (Spectralis HRA+OCT; Heidelberg Engineering GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany ...
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    9. Longitudinal Analysis of Reticular Drusen Associated with Age-Related Macular Degeneration Using Combined Confocal Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscopy and Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging

      Longitudinal Analysis of Reticular Drusen Associated with Age-Related Macular Degeneration Using Combined Confocal Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscopy and Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging
      Purpose: To evaluate longitudinal variations of reticular drusen (RDR) in age-related macular degeneration using confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (cSLO), near-infrared reflectance (NIR) and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) imaging. Methods: Eighteen eyes of 12 patients with RDR (median observational time 5 months, range 3-10) were included. Changes over time in the en face cSLO NIR images, the identical SD-OCT B scan (simple approach) and the dense SD-OCT volume scans (11 ...
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    10. High-resolution optical coherence tomography of subpigment epithelial structures in patients with pigment epithelium detachment secondary to age-related macular degeneration

      High-resolution optical coherence tomography of subpigment epithelial structures in patients with pigment epithelium detachment secondary to age-related macular degeneration
      Background The pathophysiology of pigment epithelial detachment (PED) secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is as yet incompletely understood and treatment remains challenging. Spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) allows for improved morphological characterisation of the space underneath the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). Objective To investigate eyes with PED for structures underneath the detached RPE cell layer. Methods In a retrospective observational case study, SD-OCT scans of AMD-related PEDs were ...
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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.