1. Nadia K. Waheed

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    2. Topographic analysis of macular choriocapillaris flow deficits in diabetic retinopathy using swept–source optical coherence tomography angiography

      Topographic analysis of macular choriocapillaris flow deficits in diabetic retinopathy using swept–source optical coherence tomography angiography
      Background The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between diabetic retinopathy (DR) severity and macular choriocapillaris (CC) flow deficit percentage (FD %) in different macular regions using swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography (SS-OCTA). Methods Diabetic patients with SS-OCTA images were graded by severity and retrospectively assessed. CC FD % was calculated in four different regions of the OCTA image: inner, middle, outer, and full-field region. The generalized estimating equations ...
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    3. Diversity in optical coherence tomography normative databases: moving beyond race

      Diversity in optical coherence tomography normative databases: moving beyond race
      Normative databases of optical coherence tomography (OCT) metrics, such as retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) and macular thickness, are critical to clinical use of OCT imaging. In order to accurately represent the range of normal variation in patient populations, these normative databases must themselves be adequately diverse. Thus far, diversity in OCT normative databases has largely been defined as racial diversity. However, this has largely been based on self-reported race ...
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    4. SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF CHORIOCAPILLARIS IMPAIRMENT IN EYES WITH CHOROIDAL NEOVASCULARIZATION SECONDARY TO AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION: A Quantitative OCT Angiography Study

      SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF CHORIOCAPILLARIS IMPAIRMENT IN EYES WITH CHOROIDAL NEOVASCULARIZATION SECONDARY TO AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION: A Quantitative OCT Angiography Study
      Purpose: To develop an optical coherence tomography angiography ( OCTA )-based framework for quantitatively analyzing the spatial distribution of choriocapillaris (CC) impairment around choroidal neovascularization ( CNV ) secondary to age-related macular degeneration. Methods: In a retrospective, cross-sectional study, 400-kHz swept-source OCTA images from 7 eyes of 6 patients with CNV secondary to age-related macular degeneration were quantitatively analyzed using custom software. A lesion-centered zonal OCTA analysis techniquewhich portioned the field-of-view into zones ...
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    5. How SD-OCT is enhancing our management of DR

      How SD-OCT is enhancing our management of DR
      Laser therapy was a major breakthrough in diabetic retinopathy treatment, with its efficacy validated by a number of clinical studies in the last three decades of the 20th century. However, it relied on fundus photography and fluorescein angiography to diagnose clinically significant macular edema. Since then, optical coherence tomography has revolutionized the clinical management of diabetic macular edema because of its widespread availability, ease of use, and ability to quantify ...
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    6. 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 ...
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    7. Global Analysis of Macular Choriocapillaris Perfusion in Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration using Swept-Source Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography

      Global Analysis of Macular Choriocapillaris Perfusion in Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration using Swept-Source Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography
      Purpose : Swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography (SS-OCTA) was used to investigate if the clinical stage of dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) was correlated with global and regional macular choriocapillaris (CC) perfusion. Methods : In this retrospective, cross-sectional study, 6 6-mm SS-OCTA images from eyes with early, intermediate, and advanced dry AMD (56 eyes, 41 patients) were analyzed using algorithms described in the literature to assess regional flow deficit percentage (FD%) and ...
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    8. Retinal Nonperfusion Relationship to Arteries or Veins Observed on Widefield Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in Diabetic Retinopathy

      Retinal Nonperfusion Relationship to Arteries or Veins Observed on Widefield Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in Diabetic Retinopathy
      Purpose : To evaluate whether retinal capillary nonperfusion is found predominantly adjacent to arteries or veins in eyes with diabetic retinopathy (DR). Methods : Sixty-three eyes from 44 patients with proliferative DR (PDR) or non-PDR (NPDR) were included. Images (12 12-mm) foveal-centered optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography (OCTA) images were taken using the Zeiss Plex Elite 9000. In 37 eyes, widefield montages with five fixation points were also obtained. A semiautomatic algorithm ...
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    9. DISTINGUISHING INTRARETINAL MICROVASCULAR ABNORMALITIES FROM RETINAL NEOVASCULARIZATION USING OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY ANGIOGRAPHY

      DISTINGUISHING INTRARETINAL MICROVASCULAR ABNORMALITIES FROM RETINAL NEOVASCULARIZATION USING OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY ANGIOGRAPHY
      Purpose: With the increasing prevalence of diabetes, fast, noninvasive identification of proliferative diabetic retinopathy ( PDR ) becomes essential. This study evaluated the utility of optical coherence tomography angiography ( OCTA ) to characterize intraretinal microvascular abnormalities ( IRMA ) and retinal neovascularization (NV). Methods: Patients with severe non- PDR or PDR were imaged with fluorescein angiography and widefield swept-source OCTA (Zeiss Plex Elite 9000; Carl Zeiss Meditec, Dublin, CA). Regions suspicious for IRMA or retinal ...
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    10. Reply to Correspondence: Impact of Binarization Thresholding and Brightness/Contrast Adjustment Methodology on Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Image Quantification

      Reply to Correspondence: Impact of Binarization Thresholding and Brightness/Contrast Adjustment Methodology on Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Image Quantification
      We thank Dr Rabiolo and associates for their interest in our work and their correspondence.1 We also applaud them for their valuable study that examined the effect of binarization thresholding on vessel area density (VAD) in retinal vascular optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) images.2 In their correspondence, they highlight several points regarding our results and conclusions compared with their own findings.
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    11. Volumetric Analysis of Vascularized Serous Pigment Epithelial Detachment Progression in Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration Using Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography

      Volumetric Analysis of Vascularized Serous Pigment Epithelial Detachment Progression in Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration Using Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography
      Purpose : To analyze the evolution of type 1 neovascularization associated with vascularized serous pigment epithelial detachment (vsPED) using three-dimensional, volumetric, en face optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). Methods : This was a retrospective case series from four tertiary medical centers. OCTA images were analyzed at baseline and at the 3-, 6-, 12-, 18-, and 24-month follow-up visit when available. Visual acuity, number of injections, PED maximal height and PED area and ...
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    12. 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 3mm3mm and 6mm6mm fields-of-view (FOV), commercial OCTA systems now offer 12mm12mm, 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 ...
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    13. Effect of total anti-VEGF treatment exposure on patterns of choroidal neovascularisation assessed by optical coherence tomography angiography in age-related macular degeneration: a retrospective case series

      Effect of total anti-VEGF treatment exposure on patterns of choroidal neovascularisation assessed by optical coherence tomography angiography in age-related macular degeneration: a retrospective case series
      Objective To compare clinical characteristics of patients suffering from neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) with mature and immature choroidal neovascularisation (CNV) as assessed by optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). To explore the effect of total anti-vascular endothelial growth factor exposure on the occurrence of mature CNV when correcting for potential confounders. Methods and analysis In this retrospective case series, we included 40 eyes of 36 patients with nAMD with CNV ...
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    14. COmbined multimodal analysis of Peripheral Retinal and mAcular circulation in Diabetic Retinopathy (COPRA Study)

      COmbined multimodal analysis of Peripheral Retinal and mAcular circulation in Diabetic Retinopathy (COPRA Study)
      Importance The relationship between peripheral retinal capillary non-perfusion with central NP is non-linear. Objective To systematically examine the relationships between the microvascular indices that are measured on OCTA and the presence and extent of peripheral non-perfusion in persons with diabetic retinopathy Design Retrospective cross-sectional study of patients with varying degrees of diabetic retinopathy ; Setting: Two large tertiary referral retina clinics Participants Eighty-two eyes of forty-five patients with varying degrees of ...
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    15. Impact of Binarization Thresholding and Brightness/Contrast Adjustment Methodology on Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Image Quantification

      Impact of Binarization Thresholding and Brightness/Contrast Adjustment Methodology on Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Image Quantification
      Purpose Binarization is a critical technique in OCTA image analysis, but there is no consistency in the method used in published OCTA studies. This study assessed whether differences in OCTA binarization and brightness/contrast adjustments affect quantification metrics. Design Prospective cross-sectional validity study Methods This was a single-center study examining 21 eyes of 11 healthy individuals. All eyes were imaged using the Carl Zeiss PLEX Elite 9000 swept source-OCTA, and ...
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  2. About Nadia K. Waheed

    Nadia K. Waheed

    Nadia Khalida Waheed, is a the New England Eye Center and is fellowship trained and board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Waheed is a fellowship-trained specialist in retinal diseases and has performed thousands of surgical procedures to treat retinal detachments, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, macular holes and epiretinal membranes. She also has a special interest in hereditary retinal disorders. Dr. Waheed received her College (Advanced Levels) degree through the London University in the United Kingdom. She completed her M.B and B.S. degree (5 year medical program) at Aga Khan Medical School in Karachi, Pakistan, from where she graduated magna cum laude. During medical school, she was awarded the International Traveling Scholarship and placed on the Begum Shafika Zia-ul-Haq Annual Honors List.

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    1. The addition of OCT angiography to Heidelberg’s SPECTRALIS multimodal platform allows for the evaluation of retinal and choroidal vascular abnormalities in a noninvasive manner...I believe OCTA will soon become invaluable in our daily clinical routine for screening and diagnosing chorioretinal disorders.”
      In Heidelberg Engineering OCT Angiography Module Now Available in the United States