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    2. A practical guide to optical coherence tomography angiography interpretation

      A practical guide to optical coherence tomography angiography interpretation
      Background Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) can image the retinal vasculature in vivo, without the need for contrast dye. This technology has been commercially available since 2014, however, much of its use has been limited to the research setting. Over time, more clinical practices have adopted OCTA imaging. While countless publications detail OCTAs use for the study of retinal microvasculature, few studies outline OCTAs clinical utility. Body This review provides ...
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    3. Maximum A Posteriori Signal Recovery for Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Image Generation and Denoising

      Maximum A Posteriori Signal Recovery for Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Image Generation and Denoising
      Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) is a novel and clinically promising imaging modality to image retinal and sub-retinal vasculature. Based on repeated optical coherence tomography (OCT) scans, intensity changes are observed over time and used to compute OCTA image data. OCTA data are prone to noise and artifacts caused by variations in flow speed and patientmovement. We propose a novel iterativemaximuma posteriori signal recovery algorithm in order to generate OCTA ...
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    4. Choroidal nonperfusion on optical coherence tomography angiography in a case of unilateral posterior segment ocular sarcoidosis misdiagnosed as MEWDS

      Choroidal nonperfusion on optical coherence tomography angiography in a case of unilateral posterior segment ocular sarcoidosis misdiagnosed as MEWDS
      Purpose To report a case of presumed ocular sarcoidosis initially presenting with features of multiple evanescent white dot syndrome (MEWDS) with atypical optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) findings. Observations A 23 year-old woman presented with a unilateral central scotoma, photophobia, and decreased visual acuity after a viral illness. Examination of the right eye revealed multiple round white macular spots and stippled granularity at the fovea. Multimodal imaging with fluorescein angiography ...
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    5. Anterior-segment spectral domain optical coherence tomography in epidermolysis bullosa

      Anterior-segment spectral domain optical coherence tomography in epidermolysis bullosa
      Purpose Assess epidermolysis bullosa (EB)-related corneal pathology using anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) and correlate imaging with clinical metrics in EB patients versus age-matched controls. Methods EB patients and controls were recruited during an EB conference (July 2018) and at Tufts Medical Center (JuneAugust 2019). Subjects completed a questionnaire, had best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) tested, and underwent AS-OCT scanning. Stromal and epithelial thickness were measured. Depth, length ...
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    6. Repeatability of binarization thresholding methods for optical coherence tomography angiography image quantification

      Repeatability of binarization thresholding methods for optical coherence tomography angiography image quantification
      Binarization is a critical step in analysis of retinal optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) images, but the repeatability of metrics produced from various binarization methods has not been fully assessed. This study set out to examine the repeatability of OCTA quantification metrics produced using different binarization thresholding methods, all of which have been applied in previous studies, across multiple devices and plexuses. Successive 33 mm foveal OCTA images of 13 ...
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    7. Using the Pathophysiology of Dry AMD to Guide Binarization of the Choriocapillaris on OCTA: A Model

      Using the Pathophysiology of Dry AMD to Guide Binarization of the Choriocapillaris on OCTA: A Model
      Especially since the incorporation of swept laser sources, optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) has enabled quantification of choriocapillaris perfusion. A critical step in this process is binarization, which makes angiographic images quantifiable in terms of perfusion metrics. It remains challenging to have confidence that choriocapillaris perfusion metrics reflect the reality of pathophysiologic flow, largely because choice of binarization method can result in significantly different perfusion metric outcomes. This commentary discusses ...
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    8. The long-term effects of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy on the optical coherence tomography angiographic appearance of neovascularization in age-related macular degeneration

      The long-term effects of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy on the optical coherence tomography angiographic appearance of neovascularization in age-related macular degeneration
      Background The short-term effects of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) treatment on macular neovascularization (MNV) morphology is well described, but long-term studies on morphologic changes and correlation of such changes to the type of MNV have not been conducted. This study aims to determine if different types of MNVs in neovascular AMD (nAMD) behave differently with anti-VEGF treatment as visualized on optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). Methods Treatment-nave nAMD patients ...
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    9. 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 ...
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    10. Ultrahigh Resolution Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography for the Assessment of Micro-Structural Changes in Central Serous Chorioretinopathy: A Pilot Study.

      Ultrahigh Resolution Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography for the Assessment of Micro-Structural Changes in Central Serous Chorioretinopathy: A Pilot Study.
      Purpose : In central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR), choroidal hyperpermeability associated with retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) impairment causes a leakage of fluid from the choroid into the subretinal space, with potential damage to the photoreceptors. We hypothesize that ultrahigh-resolution spectral domain optical coherence tomography (UHR SD-OCT) will enable more detailed assessment of structural changes in this condition. Methods : Patients in all stages of CSCR (acute, chronic and post-resolution) were imaged using an ...
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    11. Evaluating the long-term effects of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy on choroidal neovascularization in age-related macular degeneration using optical coherence tomography angiography

      Evaluating the long-term effects of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy on choroidal neovascularization in age-related macular degeneration using optical coherence tomography angiography
      Purpose : Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) allows for precise, non-invasive monitoring of changes to choroidal neovascularization (CNV) structure over time. The short-term effects of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) treatment on CNV morphology is well described, but long-term studies on morphologic changes and correlation of such to the type of CNV have not been conducted. This study aims to determine if different types of CNVs in neovascular AMD (nAMD) behave ...
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    12. Bringing Deep Learning Models to the Data: An Application in Recognizing Intra-Retinal Fluid on Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Images

      Bringing Deep Learning Models to the Data: An Application in Recognizing Intra-Retinal Fluid on Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Images
      ... of Washington was trained using a model to data approach, to identify intraretinal fluid on OCT scans at the New England Eye Center (NEEC). Patients with active exudative age-related macular degeneration(AMD) imaged at ...
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    13. 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 Bruchs 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 ...
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    14. Concerns about the interpretation of OCT and fundus findings in COVID-19 patients in recent Lancet publication

      Concerns about the interpretation of OCT and fundus findings in COVID-19 patients in recent Lancet publication
      We read with great interest the correspondence in Lancet by Marinho et al. [ 1 ] describing purported retinal manifestations of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). While there is great interest to understand potential ocular complications of COVID-19 during this pandemic, we have some concerns regarding the interpretation of the fundus and optical coherence tomography (OCT) findings. Marinho et al. examined 12 COVID-19 patients (all confirmed by PCR or antibody testing) with typical systemic ...
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    Tufts University is one of the premier universities in the United States. Tufts enjoys a global reputation for academic excellence and for preparing students as leaders in a wide range of professions.

    Tufts University School of Medicine is one of the eight schools that comprise Tufts University.   The New England Eye Center is a local, national and international referral and consultation facility, providing the most current and comprehensive services in tertiary care ophthalmology. It is a complete clinical and technical center for the testing and treatment of all types of eye diseases and visual problems. Our staff ophthalmologists hold teaching appointments at Tufts University School of Medicine. The New England Eye Center is part of Tufts Medical Center, a major academic medical center in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. Tufts Medical Center offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care for adults and children.