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    2. Radiofrequency ablation lesion assessment using optical coherence tomography – a proof‐of‐concept study

      Radiofrequency ablation lesion assessment using optical coherence tomography – a proof‐of‐concept study
      Background Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFA) is an effective treatment for atrial fibrillation. However, ablation lesions are usually only assessed functionally. The immediate effect of RFA on the tissue is not directly visualized. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an imaging technique that uses light to capture high‐resolution images with histology‐like quality. Therefore, it might be used for high‐precision imaging of ablation lesions. Methods and Results Radiofrequency ablation lesions ...
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    3. Swept‐source optical coherence tomography angiography reveals vascular changes in intermediate uveitis

      Swept‐source optical coherence tomography angiography reveals vascular changes in intermediate uveitis
      Purpose To evaluate retinal and choroidal vascular changes in patients with intermediate uveitis with/without concomitant retinal vasculitis using wide field swept‐source optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). Methods In this study consecutive patients with intermediate uveitis vasculitis and healthy age‐matched controls were evaluated using central 3 3 mm OCTA scans and montage scans. Differences among the groups as well as the association between central changes assessed by 3 ...
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    4. Optical coherence tomography angiography findings in cystoid macular degeneration associated with central serous chorioretinopathy

      Optical coherence tomography angiography findings in cystoid macular degeneration associated with central serous chorioretinopathy
      Aim To describe the optical coherence tomography (OCT) characteristics and to identify and analyse the incidence of choroidal neovascular (CNV) network seen on optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) in eyes with cystoid macular degeneration (CMD) associated with central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR). Methods This was a retrospective, observational study of 29 eyes of 25 patients who were previously diagnosed as CSCR with CMD. Baseline patient characteristics, best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), evidence ...
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    5. Vascular Abnormalities In Diabetic Retinopathy Assessed With SWEPT-SOURCE Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Widefield Imaging

      Vascular Abnormalities In Diabetic Retinopathy Assessed With SWEPT-SOURCE Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Widefield Imaging
      Purpose: To detect vascular abnormalities in diabetic retinopathy using swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography (SS-OCTA) widefield images, and to compare the findings with color fundus photographs (CFPs) using Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study severity grading. Methods: 3 mm 3 mm and 12 mm 12 mm scans were acquired to cover 70 to 80 of the posterior pole using a 100-kHz SS-OCTA instrument. Two masked graders assessed the presence of vascular ...
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    6. Changes in Coronary Plaque Composition in Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction Treated With High-Intensity Statin Therapy (IBIS-4): A Serial Optical Coherence Tomography Study

      Changes in Coronary Plaque Composition in Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction Treated With High-Intensity Statin Therapy (IBIS-4): A Serial Optical Coherence Tomography Study
      Objectives This study assessed changes in optical coherence tomography (OCT)-defined plaque composition in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) receiving high-intensity statin treatment. Background OCT is a high-resolution modality capable of measuring plaque characteristics including fibrous cap thickness (FCT) and macrophage infiltration. There is limited in vivo evidence regarding the effects of statins on OCT-defined coronary atheroma composition and no evidence in the context of STEMI. Methods In the ...
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    7. Evaluation of vascular changes in intermediate uveitis and retinal vasculitis using swept-source wide-field optical coherence tomography angiography

      Evaluation of vascular changes in intermediate uveitis and retinal vasculitis using swept-source wide-field optical coherence tomography angiography
      Purpose To evaluate vascular changes in patients with intermediate uveitis with or without retinal vasculitis using swept-source wide-field optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). Methods This is a prospective cross-sectional study. Consecutive patients with intermediate uveitis were evaluated using wide-field OCTA. Wide-field OCTA and en-face OCT images were analysed for the presence of capillary non-perfusion and reduced perfusion, disruption of ellipsoid zone, and abnormalities on en-face wide-field retinal thickness maps, respectively ...
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    8. Cataract significantly influences quantitative measurements on swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography imaging

      Cataract significantly influences quantitative measurements on swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography imaging
      Purpose To analyze retinal blood flow before and after cataract surgery using swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography (SS-OCTA). Methods Prospective observational study. Consecutive patients were recruited and scanned using SS-OCTA before and after cataract surgery. Laser flare photometry were performed post-surgery. Perfusion and vessel density of superficial (SCP) and deep capillary plexuses (DCP) of the 3 3 mm images as well as foveal avascular zone (FAZ) measurements were assessed. Vessel ...
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    9. Use of En Face Swept-Source Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in Identifying Choroidal Flow Voids in 3 Patients With Birdshot Chorioretinopathy

      Use of En Face Swept-Source Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in Identifying Choroidal Flow Voids in 3 Patients With Birdshot Chorioretinopathy
      Importance Patients with birdshot chorioretinopathy (BSCR) can experience a delay in diagnosis owing to the challenges of identifying the condition prior to evolution of characteristic choroidal scars. An objective, noninvasive method for detecting early lesions in BSCR might have an effect on preventing vision loss in these patients. Objective To test the feasibility of swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography (SS-OCTA) in the detection of BSCR choroidal lesions and to use ...
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    10. Selective retina therapy enhanced with optical coherence tomography for dosimetry control and monitoring: a proof of concept study

      Selective retina therapy enhanced with optical coherence tomography for dosimetry control and monitoring: a proof of concept study
      Selective treatment of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) by using short-pulse lasers leads to a less destructive treatment for certain retinal diseases in contrast to conventional photocoagulation. The introduction of selective retina therapy (SRT) to clinical routine is still precluded by the challenges to reliably monitor treatment success and to automatically adjust dose within the locally varying therapeutic window. Combining micrometer-scale depth resolving capabilities of optical coherence tomography (OCT) with ...
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    11. Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Associations of Neovascular Conversion in Age-Related Macular Degeneration

      Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Associations of Neovascular Conversion in Age-Related Macular Degeneration
      Purpose: To identify spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) features associated with exudative conversion in fellow eyes of patients treated for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) in their first eye. Methods: Retrospective observational study. Spectral-domain optical coherence tomography images of converting fellow eyes (study eyes) from 83 patients with nAMD were compared to fellow eyes of age- and sex-matched patients with nAMD who did not convert (control eyes). Parameters related to ...
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    12. Müller Glia Cell Activation in a Laser-induced Retinal Degeneration and Regeneration Model in Zebrafish

      Müller Glia Cell Activation in a Laser-induced Retinal Degeneration and Regeneration Model in Zebrafish
      A fascinating difference between teleost and mammals is the lifelong potential of the teleost retina for retinal neurogenesis and regeneration after severe damage. Investigating the regeneration pathways in zebrafish might bring new insights to develop innovative strategies for the treatment of retinal degenerative diseases in mammals. Herein, we focused on the induction of a focal lesion to the outer retina in adult zebrafish by means of a 532 nm diode ...
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    13. Optical coherence tomography- vs. intravascular ultrasound-guided percutaneous coronary intervention (Editorial)

      Optical coherence tomography- vs. intravascular ultrasound-guided percutaneous coronary intervention (Editorial)
      Coronary angiography is routinely used to guide percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) despite obvious limitations of this lumen based approach. Intravascular imaging including intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) represent two techniques that provide essential information on pre-procedural lesion characteristics (i.e., lesion severity, landing zone, and plaque composition) and the result after stent implantation (i.e., stent expansion and eccentricity, strut apposition, lesion coverage, tissue protrusion, and dissections ...
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    14. Efficient OCT volume reconstruction from slitlamp microscopes

      Efficient OCT volume reconstruction from slitlamp microscopes
      Since its introduction 25 years ago, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) has contributed tremendously to diagnostic and monitoring capabilities of pathologies in the field of ophthalmology. Despite rapid progress in hardware and software technology however, the price of OCT devices has remained high, limiting their use in private practice and in screening examinations. In this paper, we present a slitlamp-integrated OCT device, built with off-the-shelf components, which can generate high-quality volumetric ...
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    15. Imaging of macrophage dynamics with optical coherence tomography in anterior ischemic optic neuropathy

      Imaging of macrophage dynamics with optical coherence tomography in anterior ischemic optic neuropathy
      Anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (AION) is a relatively common cause of visual loss and results from hypoperfusion of the small arteries of the anterior portion of the optic nerve. AION is the leading cause of sudden optic nerve related vision loss with approximately 10 cases per 100000 in the population over 50 years. To date there is no established treatment for AION and therefore a better understanding of the events ...
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