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    2. Intranasal micro-optical coherence tomography imaging for cystic fibrosis studies

      Intranasal micro-optical coherence tomography imaging for cystic fibrosis studies
      Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease caused by mutations in the CF transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene. Although impairment of mucociliary clearance contributes to severe morbidity and mortality in people with CF, a clear understanding of the pathophysiology is lacking. This is, in part, due to the absence of clinical imaging techniques capable of capturing CFTR-dependent functional metrics at the cellular level. Here, we report the clinical translation of ...
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    3. The role of Müller cells in tractional macular disorders: an optical coherence tomography study and physical model of mechanical force transmission

      The role of Müller cells in tractional macular disorders: an optical coherence tomography study and physical model of mechanical force transmission
      Background To explore the role of foveal and parafoveal Mller cells in the morphology and pathophysiology of tractional macular disorders with a mathematical model of mechanical force transmission. Methods In this retrospective observational study, spectral-domain optical coherence tomography images of tractional lamellar macular holes and patients with myopic foveoschisis were reviewed and analysed with a mathematical model of force transmission. Parafoveal z-shaped Mller cells were modelled as a structure composed ...
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    4. Chip-based frequency comb sources for optical coherence tomography

      Chip-based frequency comb sources for optical coherence tomography
      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a powerful interferometric imaging technique widely used in medical fields such as ophthalmology, cardiology and dermatology. Superluminescent diodes (SLDs) are widely used as light sources in OCT. Recently integrated chip-based frequency combs have been demonstrated in numerous platforms and the possibility of using these broadband chip-scale combs for OCT has been raised extensively over the past few years. However, the use of these chip-based frequency ...
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    5. OCT-Detected Optic Nerve Head Neural Canal Direction, Obliqueness and Minimum Cross-Sectional Area in Healthy Eyes

      OCT-Detected Optic Nerve Head Neural Canal Direction, Obliqueness and Minimum Cross-Sectional Area in Healthy Eyes
      Purpose To assess anterior scleral canal opening (ASCO) offset relative to Bruchs membrane opening (BMO) (ASCO/BMO offset) so as to determine neural canal direction, obliqueness, and minimum cross-sectional area (NCMCA) in 362 healthy eyes. Design Cross-sectional study Methods After OCT optic nerve head (ONH) and retinal nerve fiber layer thickness (RNFLT) imaging, BMO and ASCO were manually segmented and planes, centroids, size and shape were calculated. Neural canal direction ...
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    6. University of Alabama at Birmingham Receives NIH Grant for African Decent and Glaucoma Evaluation (ADAGES) IV: Alternations of the Lamina Cribrosa in Progression

      University of Alabama at Birmingham Receives NIH Grant for African Decent and Glaucoma Evaluation (ADAGES) IV: Alternations of the Lamina Cribrosa in Progression
      ...es targeted at altering mechanical strain-driven pathophysiology of the ONH.!

      University of Alabama at Birmingham Receives a 2019 NIH Grant for $635,960 for African Decent and Glaucoma Eva...

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    7. Retinal pathology on optical coherence tomography among eyes of older adults judged normal by color fundus photography

      Retinal pathology on optical coherence tomography among eyes of older adults judged normal by color fundus photography
      Purpose Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has revealed many details of retinal disease that were not available with older imaging technologies. In eyes of adults 60 years old with normal maculas as determined by color fundus photography (CFP) and a validated grading system, we screened for pathology using OCT. We also tested visual functions to assess potential impact of the observed pathologies on patients. Design cross-sectional study Participants This study recruited ...
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    8. Factors Influencing Optical Coherence Tomography Peripapillary Choroidal Thickness: A Multicenter Study

      Factors Influencing Optical Coherence Tomography Peripapillary Choroidal Thickness: A Multicenter Study
      Purpose : To quantify peripapillary choroidal thickness (PCT) and the factors that influence it in healthy participants who represent the racial and ethnic composition of the U.S. population. Methods : A total of 362 healthy participants underwent optical coherence tomography (OCT) enhanced depth imaging of the optic nerve head with a 24 radial B-scan pattern aligned to the fovea to Bruch's membrane opening axis. Bruch's membrane, anterior scleral canal ...
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    9. Theory and design of Schwarzschild scan objective for Optical Coherence Tomography

      Theory and design of Schwarzschild scan objective for Optical Coherence Tomography
      Optical coherence elastography (OCE) is one form of multi-channel imaging that combines high-resolution optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging with mechanical tissue stimulation. This combination of structural and functional imaging can require additional space to integrate imaging capabilities with additional functional elements (e.g., optical, mechanical, or acoustic modulators) either at or near the imaging axis. We address this challenge by designing a novel scan lens based on a modified Schwarzchild ...
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  2. About University of Alabama

    University of Alabama

    The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA, or colloquially as 'Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. Founded in 1831, UA is the flagship school of the University of Alabama System. Within Alabama, it is often called the Capstone. UA is the senior and the largest in terms of enrollment of the state's major research universities, the others being academic and athletic rival Auburn University and fellow UA System institutions the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Outside the state, it is well known for the fact that its athletic teams are nicknamed the "Crimson Tide" (crimson being one of the school colors).   The University of Alabama offers programs of study in 12 academic divisions leading to bachelor's, master's, Education Specialist, and doctoral degrees. The only publicly-supported law school in Alabama is at UA. Other academic programs unavailable elsewhere in Alabama include doctoral programs in anthropology, library and information studies, metallurgical and material engineering, music, Romance languages, and social work.  As of fall 2007, Alabama has an enrollment of 25,580 students and its president is Dr. Robert Witt. The University of Alabama has the highest ranking in the 2008 edition of the US News and World Report: America's Best Colleges of any university in the state of Alabama."