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    2. Optical coherence tomography angiography assessment of the macular capillary plexus after surgery for macula-off rhegmatogenous retinal detachment

      Optical coherence tomography angiography assessment of the macular capillary plexus after surgery for macula-off rhegmatogenous retinal detachment
      Dear Editor, Macula-involved rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) is a condition that can cause severe central visual disturbance, even after successful retinal re-attachment. Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) can measure vessel density (VD) in the macular capillary plexus (MCP), both superficially (the SCP) and deeply (the DCP), and can measure the foveal avascular zone (FAZ) in these layers. Previous research used OCTA to evaluate the correlation between the FAZ and visual ...
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    3. Prediction of Surgical Outcome After Trabeculectomy for Neovascular Glaucoma with Anterior-segment Optical Coherence Tomography

      Prediction of Surgical Outcome After Trabeculectomy for Neovascular Glaucoma with Anterior-segment Optical Coherence Tomography
      Purpose: To determine the potential of anterior-segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) to predict post- trabeculectomy outcomes in NVG . Patients and Methods: We recruited fifty-five eyes of 40 NVG patients who underwent trabeculectomy . The patients were divided into success and failure groups based on the post- trabeculectomy outcome after 12 months. AS-OCT findings were compared in the success and failure groups at 1 and 2 weeks and 1, 3, 6, and ...
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    4. Evaluation of retinal nerve fiber layer defect using wide-field en-face swept-source OCT images by applying the inner limiting membrane flattening

      Evaluation of retinal nerve fiber layer defect using wide-field en-face swept-source OCT images by applying the inner limiting membrane flattening
      Purpose The assessment of retinal nerve fiber layer defects (RNFLDs) is a useful part of glaucoma care. Here, we obtained en-face images of retinal layers below the inner limiting membrane (ILM) with swept source-optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT), and measured RNFLD angle with new software. Methods This study included 105 eyes of 105 normal tension glaucoma (NTG) patients (age, 59.8 13.2). Exclusion criteria were best-corrected visual acuity 0.5 ...
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    5. EuroIntervention Automated characterisation of lipid core plaques in vivo by quantitative optical coherence tomography tissue type imaging

      EuroIntervention Automated characterisation of lipid core plaques in vivo by quantitative optical coherence tomography tissue type imaging
      Aims: Qualitative criteria for plaque tissue characterisation by OCT are well established, but quantitative methods lack systematic validation in vivo . High optical attenuation coefficient t has been associated with unstable plaque features, such as lipid core. The purpose of this study was to validate optical coherence tomography (OCT) attenuation imaging for tissue characterisation in vivo , specifically to detect lipid core in coronary atherosclerotic plaques, and to evaluate quantitatively the ability ...
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    6. Estimation of Jones matrix, birefringence and entropy using Cloude-Pottier decomposition in polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography

      Estimation of Jones matrix, birefringence and entropy using Cloude-Pottier decomposition in polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography
      Estimation of polarimetric parameters has been a fundamental issue to assess biological tissues that have form birefringence or polarization scrambling in polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography (PS-OCT). We present a mathematical framework to provide a maximum likelihood estimation of the target covariance matrix and its incoherent target decomposition to estimate a Jones matrix of a dominant scattering mechanism, called Cloude-Pottier decomposition, thereby deriving the phase retardation and the optic axis of ...
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    7. Clinical Factors Associated with Lamina Cribrosa Thickness in Patients with Glaucoma, as Measured with Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography

      Clinical Factors Associated with Lamina Cribrosa Thickness in Patients with Glaucoma, as Measured with Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography
      Purpose To investigate the influence of various risk factors on thinning of the lamina cribrosa (LC), as measured with swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT; Topcon). Methods This retrospective study comprised 150 eyes of 150 patients: 22 normal subjects, 28 preperimetric glaucoma (PPG) patients, and 100 open-angle glaucoma patients. Average LC thickness was determined in a 3 x 3 mm cube scan of the optic disc, over which a 4 x ...
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    8. Morphologic Characteristics of Choroid in the Major Choroidal Thickening Diseases, Studied by Optical Coherence Tomography

      Morphologic Characteristics of Choroid in the Major Choroidal Thickening Diseases, Studied by Optical Coherence Tomography
      We investigated morphologic features of choroid in the choroidal thickening diseases, including central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC), polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV), and Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease (VKH), by a novel tomographic classification system of the choroid. This cross-sectional study involved 30 patients with active CSC, 30 patients with active PCV, and 27 patients with active VKH, and 30 normal controls. Utilizing enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography, we classified the morphology of the ...
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    9. Feasibility of optical coherence tomography for the evaluation of Barrett's mucosa buried underneath esophageal squamous epithelium

      Feasibility of optical coherence tomography for the evaluation of Barrett's mucosa buried underneath esophageal squamous epithelium
      Objectives The evaluation of Barrett's glands buried underneath esophageal squamous epithelium becomes increasingly important to achieve curative treatments. However, clinically available endoscopies have critical limitations in depicting the subsurface structure, resulting in non-curative treatments. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) can acquire a high-resolution cross-sectional image, equivalent to an optical biopsy. We aimed to assess the feasibility of the in vivo use of probe-type OCT imaging to evaluate Barrett's mucosa ...
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    10. Recent development of optical coherence tomography for preoperative diagnosis of esophageal malignancies

      Recent development of optical coherence tomography for preoperative diagnosis of esophageal malignancies
      Endoscopic diagnosis with histological evidence is necessary to decide the best strategy for treating esophageal squamous cell carcinoma and Barretts-associated neoplasia, and the recent development of endoscopic technologies have made possible real-time information of malignant hallmarks. We focused on the development of optical coherence tomography (OCT), the only technology that can depict real-time cross-sectional images with high resolution. With the improvements in image resolution, acquisition rate and demonstrable area of ...
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    11. 3D Evaluation of the Lamina Cribrosa with Swept-Source Optical Coherence Tomography in Normal Tension Glaucoma

      3D Evaluation of the Lamina Cribrosa with Swept-Source Optical Coherence Tomography in Normal Tension Glaucoma
      Purpose Although the lamina cribrosa (LC) is the primary site of axonal damage in glaucoma, adequate methods to image and measure it are currently lacking. Here, we describe a noninvasive, in vivo method of evaluating the LC, based on swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT), and determine this methods ability to quantify LC thickness. Methods This study comprised 54 eyes, including normal (n = 18), preperimetric glaucoma (PPG; n = 18), and normal ...
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    12. Neuromyelitis optica and multiple sclerosis: Seeing differences through optical coherence tomography

      Neuromyelitis optica and multiple sclerosis: Seeing differences through optical coherence tomography
      Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is an inflammatory autoimmune disease of the central nervous system that preferentially targets the optic nerves and spinal cord. The clinical presentation may suggest multiple sclerosis (MS), but a highly specific serum autoantibody against the astrocytic water channel aquaporin-4 present in up to 80% of NMO patients enables distinction from MS. Optic neuritis may occur in either condition resulting in neuro-anatomical retinal changes. Optical coherence tomography (OCT ...
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    13. Predicting Visual Outcomes for Macula-Off Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment with Optical Coherence Tomography

      Predicting Visual Outcomes for Macula-Off Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment with Optical Coherence Tomography
      Purpose. We evaluated the ability of novel optical coherence tomography (OCT) parameters to predict postoperative best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) in macula-off rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) eyes. Methods. We reviewed the medical records of 56 consecutive eyes with macula-off RRD. Clinical findings were analyzed including the relationship between preoperative OCT findings and 6-month postoperative BCVA. Results. Six-month postoperative BCVA was significantly correlated with preoperative findings including retinal height at the fovea ...
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    14. Visualization of Complete Regression of Pulmonary Arterial Remodeling on Optical Coherence Tomography in a Patient With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

      Visualization of Complete Regression of Pulmonary Arterial Remodeling on Optical Coherence Tomography in a Patient With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
      ...lone had a 4-year history of shortness of breath on exertion. On her first visit to Department of Cardiology, Tohoku University Hospital in May 2009, her symptoms had worsened for the last 5 months. Pulmonary function te...
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    Tohoku University

    Tohoku University is located in Sendai, Miyagi in the Tōhoku Region , Japan, is a Japanese national university . It is the third oldest Imperial University in Japan and is a member of the National Seven Universities . It is considered as one of the most prestigious universities in Japan, and one of the top fifty universities in the world.  In 2009, Tohoku University had ten colleges within the university, including fifteen departments with graduate students, with a total enrollment of 17,949 students.

    Also see Tohoku University Hospital.