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    2. Evaluation of meridional scans for angle closure assessment with anterior segment swept-source optical coherence tomography

      Evaluation of meridional scans for angle closure assessment with anterior segment swept-source optical coherence tomography
      Background/aims As swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) simultaneously obtains 128 meridional scans, it is important to identify which scans are playing the main role in classifying gonioscopic angle closure to simplify the analysis. We aimed to evaluate the diagnostic performance of every meridional scan in its ability to detect gonioscopic angle closure. Methods Observational study with 2027 phakic subjects consecutively recruited from a community polyclinic. Gonioscopy and SS-OCT were ...
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    3. Cutaneous optical coherence tomography for longitudinal volumetric assessment of intradermal volumes in a mouse model

      Cutaneous optical coherence tomography for longitudinal volumetric assessment of intradermal volumes in a mouse model
      Clinical evaluation of skin lesions requires precise and reproducible technologies for their qualitative and quantitative assessment. In this study, we investigate the applicability of a custom-built dermatologic OCT system for longitudinal assessment of intradermal volumes in a mouse model. The OCT, based on an akinetic swept laser working at 1310nm was employed for visualization and quantification of intradermal deposits of three different hyaluronic acid-based hydrogel formulations one commercial and two ...
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    4. Towards Label-Free 3D Segmentation of Optical Coherence Tomography Images of the Optic Nerve Head Using Deep Learning

      Towards Label-Free 3D Segmentation of Optical Coherence Tomography Images of the Optic Nerve Head Using Deep Learning
      Since the introduction of optical coherence tomography (OCT), it has been possible to study the complex 3D morphological changes of the optic nerve head (ONH) tissues that occur along with the progression of glaucoma. Although several deep learning (DL) techniques have been recently proposed for the automated extraction (segmentation) and quantification of these morphological changes, the device-specific nature and the difficulty in preparing manual segmentations (training data) limit their clinical ...
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    5. Changes in Retinal Blood Flow in Response to an Experimental Increase in IOP in Healthy Participants as Assessed With Doppler Optical Coherence Tomography

      Changes in Retinal Blood Flow in Response to an Experimental Increase in IOP in Healthy Participants as Assessed With Doppler Optical Coherence Tomography
      Purpose : Blood flow autoregulation is an intrinsic mechanism of the healthy retinal vasculature to keep blood flow constant when ocular perfusion pressure (OPP) is changed. In the present study, we set out to investigate retinal blood flow in response to an experimental decrease in OPP in healthy participants using Doppler optical coherence tomography. Methods : Fifteen healthy participants aged between 22 and 31 years (mean, 27 3 years) were included in ...
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    6. Deep learning segmentation for optical coherence tomography measurements of the lower tear meniscus

      Deep learning segmentation for optical coherence tomography measurements of the lower tear meniscus
      The tear meniscus contains most of the tear fluid and therefore is a good indicator for the state of the tear film. Previously, we used a custom-built optical coherence tomography (OCT) system to study the lower tear meniscus by automatically segmenting the image data with a thresholding-based segmentation algorithm (TBSA). In this report, we investigate whether the results of this image segmentation algorithm are suitable to train a neural network ...
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    7. Quantitative Microvascular Analysis With Wide-Field Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in Eyes With Diabetic Retinopathy

      Quantitative Microvascular Analysis With Wide-Field Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in Eyes With Diabetic Retinopathy
      Importance Wide-field optical coherence tomographic angiography (OCTA) may provide insights to peripheral capillary dropout in eyes with diabetic retinopathy (DR). Objective To describe the diagnostic performance of wide-field OCTA with and without large vessel removal for assessment of DR in persons with diabetes. Design, Setting, and Participants This case-control study was performed from April 26, 2018, to April 8, 2019, at a single tertiary eye center in Singapore. Case patients ...
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    8. Beyond Fourier transform: break the axial resolution limit in optical coherence tomography

      Beyond Fourier transform: break the axial resolution limit in optical coherence tomography
      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a volumetric imaging modality that empowers the clinicians and scientists to noninvasively visualize and examine the microscopic cross-sectional architectures of biological samples. By taking advantages of the coherence gating, OCT could achieve micrometer-level axial sectioning with high sensitivity. In the past decade, substantial efforts have been made to push the axial resolution of Fourier-domain OCT (FD-OCT) further into the sub-micron regime via physically extending the ...
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    9. NTU and SERI launch joint laboratory to develop advanced ocular imaging technologies

      NTU and SERI launch joint laboratory to develop advanced ocular imaging technologies
      ...inister for Health Award for public health. Three clinician scientists from Singapore National Eye Centre and Singapore Eye Research Institute were awarded the prestigious President's Science and Technology Award in 2009...
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    10. Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography: Is There a Clinical Role in the Management of Primary Angle Closure Disease?

      Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography: Is There a Clinical Role in the Management of Primary Angle Closure Disease?
      Primary angle closure disease (PACD) covers a spectrum that includes primary angle closure suspect, primary angle closure, primary angle closure glaucoma, and acute primary angle closure. Accumulating evidence suggests that the pathogenesis of PACD is complex, with multiple contributory factors including variations in the anatomic or biometric characteristics of the angle segment structures. Advances in anterior segment optical coherence tomography technology have further enhanced our understanding of the risk factors ...
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    11. DIABETIC MACULAR ISCHEMIA Correlation of Retinal Vasculature Changes by Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography and Functional Deficit

      DIABETIC MACULAR ISCHEMIA Correlation of Retinal Vasculature Changes by Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography and Functional Deficit
      Purpose: To examine the relationship between macular microvasculature parameters and functional changes in persons with diabetic retinopathy (DR). Methods: Cross-sectional study of 76 eyes with varying levels of DR. Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) quantified superficial and deep perifoveal vessel densities and foveal avascular zone areas. Retinal sensitivity was measured using microperimetry . Optical coherence tomography angiography parameters and retinal sensitivity were correlated. Results: Deep perifoveal vessel density decreased with increasing ...
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    12. Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Imaging to monitor Anti-VEGF treatment of Corneal Vascularization in a Rabbit Mode

      Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Imaging to monitor Anti-VEGF treatment of Corneal Vascularization in a Rabbit Mode
      Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) is a well-established non-invasive retinal vascular imaging technique. It has been recently adapted to image the anterior segment and has shown good potential to image corneal vascularisation. The purpose of the study is to evaluate the usefulness of OCTA to monitor regression of corneal vessels following anti-VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) treatment using a previously established corneal vascularisation rabbit model. The regression of vessels following ...
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    13. Optical coherence tomography angiography in diabetic retinopathy: a review of current applications

      Optical coherence tomography angiography in diabetic retinopathy: a review of current applications
      Background Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a leading cause of vision loss in adults. Currently, the standard imaging technique to monitor and prognosticate DR and diabetic maculopathy is dye-based angiography. With the introduction of optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA), it may serve as a potential rapid, non-invasive imaging modality as an adjunct. Main text Recent studies on the role of OCTA in DR include the use of vascular parameters e.g ...
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    14. Recent advances in anterior chamber angle imaging

      Recent advances in anterior chamber angle imaging
      Differentiating the two main forms of primary glaucoma (open-angle and closed-angle glaucoma) depends on the correct assessment of the anterior chamber angle (ACA). This assessment will determine the management plan and prognosis for the disease. The standard method of examining the angle has been, for many years, slit-lamp gonioscopy. This method, although clinically still useful, is less robust for patient follow up and clinical research, given its low reproducibility. Several ...
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    15. Role of Optical Coherence Tomography in the Prognosis of Vogt–Koyanagi–Harada Disease

      Role of Optical Coherence Tomography in the Prognosis of Vogt–Koyanagi–Harada Disease
      Purpose : To evaluate the prognostic value of OCT in acute VKH disease Methods : Retrospective series of consecutive VKH patients seen with the first presentation, a minimum follow-up of 1 year and serial OCT imaging. The primary outcome was the clinical activity phase at 1, 2 and 3 years. Results : Among 29 subjects, 7 resolved, 17 became chronic, and 5 developed chronic recurrent VKH. Median RNFL measurement obtained 2 months post-treatment ...
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    16. Optical coherence tomography angiography for the assessment of choroidal vasculature in high myopia

      Optical coherence tomography angiography for the assessment of choroidal vasculature in high myopia
      Aims To assess specific layers of the choroid in highly myopic young adults and to examine their associations with levels of myopia. Methods We recruited 51 young myopes (n=91 eyes) from the Singapore Cohort of Risk Factors for Myopia cohort. We performed standardised optical coherence tomography (OCT) and OCT angiography imaging and developed a novel segmentation technique assessing choroidal layers thickness (overall choroidal thickness (CT), medium-vessel choroidal layer (MVCL ...
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  2. About Singapore Eye Research Institute

    Singapore Eye Research Institute

    Singaore Eye Research Institute (SERI) is the national research institute for ophthalmic and vision research in Singapore. Serving as the research institute of the Singapore National Eye Centre, and directly affiliated to the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, as well the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, SERI undertakes vision research in collaboration with local clinical ophthalmic centres and biomedical research institutions, as well as major eye centers and research institutes throughout the world. 
     
    SERI’s core facilities are housed in a state-of-the-art complex located at the Singapore National Eye Centre. It possesses 8 laboratories i.e. Visual Psychophysics Labs, Cell and Molecular Biology Labs, Tissue Culture Labs, Proteomics and Microanalytical Chemistry Lab, Human Ocular Surface Stem Cell Lab and an Ocular Genetics Lab. Additionally, SERI boast of a clinical trials pharmacy, several research clinics with specialist research equipment and facilities, as well as a dedicated team of clinical staff and research scientists drawn from leading institutions around the world.