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    2. Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Macular and Peripapillary Vessel Perfusion Density in Healthy Subjects, Glaucoma Suspects, and Glaucoma Patients

      Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Macular and Peripapillary Vessel Perfusion Density in Healthy Subjects, Glaucoma Suspects, and Glaucoma Patients
      Purpose : To evaluate macular and peripapillary vessel perfusion density (VD) in glaucoma suspects (GS) and glaucoma patients; to correlate ganglion cellinner plexiform layer (GCIPL) and retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thicknesses with macular and peripapillary VD; and to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of the structural and vascular parameters. Methods : A consecutive series of GS, glaucoma patients, and healthy subjects was prospectively recruited from July 1, 2016, to January 31, 2017 ...
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    3. Abnormal Quiescent Neovascularization In A Patient With Large Colloid Drusen Visualized By Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography.

      Abnormal Quiescent Neovascularization In A Patient With Large Colloid Drusen Visualized By Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography.
      Purpose: We report a case of large colloid drusen complicated by extensive quiescent choroidal neovascularization in both eyes. Methods: Case report. Results: A 46-year old woman was referred to our department with diagnosis of early-onset retinal drusen. Review of examinations performed 16 years before along with current multimodal imaging evaluation showed the presence of numerous large colloid drusen, subsequently replaced by quiescent choroidal neovascularization in both eyes, nicely visualized by ...
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    4. Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in the Evaluation of Geographic Atrophy Area Extension

      Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in the Evaluation of Geographic Atrophy Area Extension
      Purpose : To investigate the application of optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) in evaluation of geographic atrophy (GA) secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Methods : Patients with GA were prospectively enrolled and studied with blue fundus autofluorescence (FAF), en face structural OCT, and OCT-A. OCT-A images were acquired using a slab of whole choroid, whereas en face structural OCT images were obtained at the ellipsoid zone (EZ), at the choroidal (CH ...
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    5. Swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography in serpiginous choroiditis

      Swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography in serpiginous choroiditis
      ackground/Aims To analyse choroidal vascular density of affected and non-affected areas in active and inactive serpiginouschoroiditis (SC) by means of optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A). Methods In this cross-sectional and observational study, 22 eyes of 11 patients diagnosed with SC were included. All patients underwent blue-light fundus autofluorescence (spectralis Heidelberg retinalangiography+OCT) and swept-source OCT-A (AngioPlex Elite 9000 SS-OCT, Carl Zeiss Meditech) to analyse qualitative features and choroidal vessel ...
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    6. The role of intraoperative optical coherence tomography in pediatric hyphema: a case report

      The role of intraoperative optical coherence tomography in pediatric hyphema: a case report
      Intraoperative optical coherence tomography (iOCT) is a valuable tool during vitreoretinal surgery, helping the decision-making process. It is particularly useful in pediatric cases to evaluate the macular anatomy intraoperatively, avoiding further potentially dangerous surgery in children. The aim of this report is to describe the role of integrated iOCT in the management of traumatic hyphema in a pediatric patient. A 5-year-old girl was referred to our department with a history ...
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    7. Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography of Retinal Cavernous Hemangioma

      Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography of Retinal Cavernous Hemangioma
      etinal cavernous hemangioma is a rare, benign, retinal tumor characterized by angiomatous proliferation of vessels within the inner retina or the optic disc.1 Here we report a case of retinal cavernous hemangioma on the margin of the optic disc in the right eye of a 61-year-old asymptomatic female. The lesion was studied with multimodal imaging which included structural optical coherence tomography, fluorescein angiography, blue fundus auto-fluorescence, optical coherence tomography ...
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    8. Effect Of Intravitreal Ranibizumab On Ganglion Cell Complex And Peripapillary Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer In Neovascular AGE-RELATED Macular Degeneration Using Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography

      Effect Of Intravitreal Ranibizumab On Ganglion Cell Complex And Peripapillary Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer In Neovascular AGE-RELATED Macular Degeneration Using Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography
      Purpose: To analyze the changes in ganglion cell complex and peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer thickness, in central macular thickness and choroidal thickness on spectral domain optical coherence tomography in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration treated with intravitreal ranibizumab injections. Methods: All consecutive patients with untreated neovascular age-related macular degeneration received loading phase of three monthly intravitreal ranibizumab, followed by retreatments on a pro re nata protocol for 12 ...
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    9. Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography of Venous Loops in Diabetic Retinopathy

      Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography of Venous Loops in Diabetic Retinopathy
      Venous loops are relatively rare manifestations of diabetic retinopathy. The authors describe a case characterized by the development of a venous loop during a 3-year period. Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) revealed a hyperintense signal from the lesion, attesting an ordinary flow into the venous loop. OCTA also showed an area of capillary loss in proximity of the lesion, which is in agreement with the proposed pathogenesis for venous loops ...
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    10. SPECTRAL DOMAIN OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY FINDINGS IN ENDOGENOUS CANDIDA ENDOPHTHALMITIS AND THEIR CLINICAL RELEVANCE

      SPECTRAL DOMAIN OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY FINDINGS IN ENDOGENOUS CANDIDA ENDOPHTHALMITIS AND THEIR CLINICAL RELEVANCE
      Purpose: To describe vitreal, retinal, and choroidal features of eyes affected by Endogenous candida endophthalmitis (ECE) analyzed by spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and to evaluate their clinical impact. Methods: Medical records and SD-OCT images from eyes diagnosed with ECE at four retina and uveitis tertiary referral centers were retrospectively evaluated. Spectral domain optical coherence tomography images were analyzed to evaluate the structural changes occurring in the vitreous, the ...
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    11. Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Features in Melanocytoma of the Optic Nerve

      Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Features in Melanocytoma of the Optic Nerve
      Optic disc melanocytoma (ODM) is a pigmented tumor with malignant potential characterized clinically as a dark brown to black lesion with feathery margins. The authors report a case of ODM and describe the utility of optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) in detecting superficial tumor vascularization. This case report demonstrated the ability of OCTA to reveal the fine abnormal retinal vasculature on the surface of the lesion, a characteristic of ODM ...
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    12. Optical coherence tomography angiography features of intrachoroidal peripapillary cavitation

      Optical coherence tomography angiography features of intrachoroidal peripapillary cavitation
      To evaluate the optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) features of a peripapillary intrachoroidal cavitation (ICC) in a patient with high myopia. A 67-year-old woman with ICC underwent visual acuity testing, refraction, slit-lamp biomicroscopy, dilated fundus examination, and OCT-A. The main findings are described in this case report. Best-corrected visual acuity was 20/20 in both eyes. Fundus examination revealed in the right eye a macular scar, a tilted disc along ...
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    13. Optical coherence tomography angiography features of chorioretinal folds: a case series

      Optical coherence tomography angiography features of chorioretinal folds: a case series
      To report 3 cases of ocular chorioretinal folds from different etiologies and their aspect with the new imaging technology of optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography (OCT-A). Baseline data, investigational process on etiology, and follow-up data of patients referred for chorioretinal folds to the Medical Retina Imaging Unit of San Raffaele Hospital in the period January-March 2016 were collected. Multimodal imaging evaluation, comprehensive of infrared, fundus autofluorescence, multicolor, spectral-domain OCT, and ...
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    14. Optical coherence tomography in Best vitelliform macular dystrophy

      Optical coherence tomography in Best vitelliform macular dystrophy
      To analyze spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT)-specific findings in the different stages of vitelliform macular dystrophy (VMD). Thirty-seven patients were prospectively recruited. All the patients underwent a complete ophthalmologic examination, including best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), biomicroscopy, and SD-OCT. The examined findings were vitelliform material, neurosensory detachment, intraretinal hyperreflective foci, and the status of external limiting membrane, ellipsoid zone, and retinal pigment epithelium. The primary outcome was the stratification of ...
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    15. Choroid morphometric analysis in non-neovascular age-related macular degeneration by means of optical coherence tomography angiography

      Choroid morphometric analysis in non-neovascular age-related macular degeneration by means of optical coherence tomography angiography
      ...atients with non-neovascular AMD presenting at the Medical Retina Service of the Department of Ophthalmology, University Vita-Salute San Raffaele in Milan were recruited. Patients underwent best-corrected visual acuity, ...
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  2. About Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele

    Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele

    Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele is a vibrant and acclaimed University in Milan, Italy.  Its campus, which converges with the San Raffaele Hospital site, is overseen by an 8-metre statue of San Raffaele that crowns the central dome of the University’s new and resplendent Headquarters. Inspired by Jesus’ invitation in the Gospel to “go forth, teach and heal”, Don Luigi Verzé, the founder, foresaw a natural progression from his seedling hospital to a renowned health care provider and to an international biomedical research and teaching centre. His vision duly came to fruition with the respective inaugurations of DIBIT, a substantial complex of research laboratories, in 1992, and of the Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele in 1996. The University opened with the Faculty of Psychology. Two years later, in 1998, the Faculty of Medicine was added, and the current triumvirate was completed with the creation, in 2002, of  the Faculty of Philosophy.