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    2. Photoreceptor disc shedding in the living human eye

      Photoreceptor disc shedding in the living human eye
      Cone photoreceptors undergo a daily cycle of renewal and shedding of membranous discs in their outer segments (OS), the portion responsible for light capture. These physiological processes are fundamental to maintaining photoreceptor health, and their dysfunction is associated with numerous retinal diseases. While both processes have been extensively studied in animal models and postmortem eyes, little is known about them in the living eye, in particular human. In this study ...
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    3. A First Glimpse into Disc Shedding in the Human Eye

      A First Glimpse into Disc Shedding in the Human Eye
      An elusive biological cycle in the eye the daily disposal and regeneration of the end tips of photoreceptor cells has been captured in images for the first time in a living human eye. Photoreceptors are light-sensitive cells responsible for initiating vision. This glimpse into the inner workings of the eye will help scientists better understand, prevent and manage major eye diseases that affect photoreceptors like age-related macular degeneration and retinitis ...
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    4. Dynamic contrast optical coherence tomography images transit time and quantifies microvascular plasma volume and flow in the retina and choriocapillaris

      Dynamic contrast optical coherence tomography images transit time and quantifies microvascular plasma volume and flow in the retina and choriocapillaris
      Despite the prevalence of optical imaging techniques to measure hemodynamics in large retinal vessels, quantitative measurements of retinal capillary and choroidal hemodynamics have traditionally been challenging. Here, a new imaging technique called dynamic contrast optical coherence tomography (DyC-OCT) is applied in the rat eye to study microvascular blood flow in individual retinal and choroidal layersin vivo. DyC-OCT is based on imaging the transit of an intravascular tracer dynamically as it ...
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    5. The University of California at Davis Receives NIH Grant for the Rodent Eye as a Non-Invasive Window for Understanding Cancer Nanotheraputics

      The University of California at Davis Receives NIH Grant for the Rodent Eye as a Non-Invasive Window for Understanding Cancer Nanotheraputics
      ...a-tumoral biodistribution and fate of drugs encapsulated by nanocarrier, and nanodelivery across the BRB. The University of California at Davis Receives a 2016 NIH Grant for $586,386 for The Rodent Eye as a Non-Invasive ...
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    6. Role of Tractional Forces and Internal Limiting Membrane in Macular Hole Formation: Insights from Intraoperative Optical Coherence Tomography

      Role of Tractional Forces and Internal Limiting Membrane in Macular Hole Formation: Insights from Intraoperative Optical Coherence Tomography
      We report the case of a 69-year-old patient who underwent vitrectomy for vitreomacular traction (VMT) and developed a postoperative macular hole that was observed 1 week after surgery. The hole did not close by in-office fluid-gas exchange alone, but was achieved after repeat surgery with internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling. Intraoperative OCT (iOCT) images from the first surgery revealed an occult macular hole that formed after VMT release. We discuss ...
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    7. A Review of Adaptive Optics Optical Coherence Tomography: Technical Advances, Scientific Applications, and the Future

      A Review of Adaptive Optics Optical Coherence Tomography: Technical Advances, Scientific Applications, and the Future
      Purpose : Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has enabled virtual biopsy of the living human retina, revolutionizing both basic retina research and clinical practice over the past 25 years. For most of those years, in parallel, adaptive optics (AO) has been used to improve the transverse resolution of ophthalmoscopes to foster in vivo study of the retina at the microscopic level. Here, we review work done over the last 15 years to ...
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    8. Lens-based wavefront sensorless adaptive optics swept source OCT

      Lens-based wavefront sensorless adaptive optics swept source OCT
      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has revolutionized modern ophthalmology, providing depth resolved images of the retinal layers in a system that is suited to a clinical environment. Although the axial resolution of OCT system, which is a function of the light source bandwidth, is sufficient to resolve retinal features at a micrometer scale, the lateral resolution is dependent on the delivery optics and is limited by ocular aberrations. Through the combination ...
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    9. Phase-Variance Optical Coherence Tomographic Angiography Imaging of Choroidal Perfusion Changes Associated With Acute Posterior Multifocal Placoid Pigment Epitheliopathy

      Phase-Variance Optical Coherence Tomographic Angiography Imaging of Choroidal Perfusion Changes Associated With Acute Posterior Multifocal Placoid Pigment Epitheliopathy
      This case report uses phase-variance optical coherence tomographic angiography to demonstrate transient inner choroidal flow changes associated with acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy. Acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy (APMPPE) is characterized by bilateral multiple placoid white-gray lesions of the posterior pole at the level of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and/or choriocapillaris, which self-resolve with recovery of vision. 1 , 2 The etiology is unknown, but APMPPE has ...
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    10. Post-Doc Position for Biomedical Engineer / Vision Scientist in the UC Davis EyePod - Small Animal Retinal Imaging Laboratory at University of California, Davis

      Post-Doc Position for Biomedical Engineer / Vision Scientist in the UC Davis EyePod - Small Animal Retinal Imaging Laboratory at University of California, Davis
      ...he UC Davis EyePod Small Animal Imaging Laboratory in the Department of Cell Biology and Human Anatomy at the UC Davis Main Campus. The goal of our research is to develop and translate the next generation in vivo cellula...
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    11. An iterative closest point approach for the registration of volumetric human retina image data obtained by optical coherence tomography

      An iterative closest point approach for the registration of volumetric human retina image data obtained by optical coherence tomography
      This paper introduces an improved approach for the volume data registration of human retina. Volume data registration refers to calculating out a near-optimal transformation between two volumes with overlapping region and stitching them together. Iterative closest point (ICP) algorithm is a registration method that deals with registration between points. Classical ICP is time consuming and often traps in local minimum when the overlapping region is not big enough. Optical Coherence ...
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    12. Comparison of amplitude-decorrelation, speckle-variance and phase-variance OCT angiography methods for imaging the human retina and choroid

      Comparison of amplitude-decorrelation, speckle-variance and phase-variance OCT angiography methods for imaging the human retina and choroid
      We compared the performance of three OCT angiography (OCTA) methods: speckle variance, amplitude decorrelation and phase variance for imaging of the human retina and choroid. Two averaging methods, split spectrum and volume averaging, were compared to assess the quality of the OCTA vascular images. All data were acquired using a swept-source OCT system at 1040 nm central wavelength, operating at 100,000 A-scans/s. We performed a quantitative comparison using ...
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    13. Imaging and graphing of cortical vasculature using dynamically focused optical coherence microscopy angiography

      Imaging and graphing of cortical vasculature using dynamically focused optical coherence microscopy angiography
      Recently, optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography has enabled label-free imaging of vasculature based on dynamic scattering in vessels. However, quantitative volumetric analysis of the vascular networks depicted in OCT angiography data has remained challenging. Multiple-scattering tails (artifacts specific to the imaging geometry) make automated assessment of vascular morphology problematic. We demonstrate that dynamically focused optical coherence microscopy (OCM) angiography with a high numerical aperture, chosen so the scattering length greatly ...
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    14. Post-Doc Position for biomedical engineer / vision scientist in the UC Davis EyePod - Small Animal Retinal Imaging Laboratory at University of California, Davis

      Post-Doc Position for biomedical engineer / vision scientist in the UC Davis EyePod - Small Animal Retinal Imaging Laboratory at University of California, Davis
      ...he UC Davis EyePod Small Animal Imaging Laboratory in the Department of Cell Biology and Human Anatomy at the UC Davis Main Campus. The goal of our research is to develop and translate the next generation in vivo Read Full Article
    15. University of California at Davis Receives NIH Grant for Properties of Photoreceptors and Muller Cells Investigated with AO-OCT

      University of California at Davis Receives NIH Grant for Properties of Photoreceptors and Muller Cells Investigated with AO-OCT
      ... laboratory of John S. Werner where AO-OCT instrumentation has been pioneered and conveniently located in the UC Davis Eye Center. One AO-OCT system is available for the candidate's modification and exclusive use. Traini...
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    University of California at Davis is a public university located in the city of Davis, California and is one of the ten campuses of the University of California. Vision Science and Advanced Retinal Imaging Laboratory is at the University of California, Davis and is concerned with understanding the functional and structural basis of early stage mechanisms of human vision. Center for Biophotonics, Science and Technology at The University of California at Davis.  The Center for Biophotonics, Science and Technology (CBST) was conceived in response to the NRC recommendations. UC Davis Medical Center is a major research hospital located in Sacramento, California and is the primary teaching hospital of UC Davis School of Medicine. Researchers and specialists at the 577 licensed bed medical center work in over 150 areas of specialty. The UC Davis hospital has been ranked among the top 50 hospitals in the nation in the 2004 survey of US News and World Report. Particularly respected are its programs in heart surgery and ear, nose, and throat treatment. It is also a Level I trauma center for both adults and pediatrics.