1. Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth

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    2. Three-dimensional composition of the photoreceptor cone layers in healthy eyes using adaptive-optics optical coherence tomography (AO-OCT)

      Three-dimensional composition of the photoreceptor cone layers in healthy eyes using adaptive-optics optical coherence tomography (AO-OCT)
      Purpose To assess the signal composition of cone photoreceptors three-dimensionally in healthy retinas using adaptive optics optical coherence tomography (AO-OCT). Methods Study population. Twenty healthy eyes of ten subjects (age 23 to 67). Procedures. After routine ophthalmological assessments, eyes were examined using AO-OCT. Three-dimensional volumes were acquired at 2.5 and 6.5 foveal eccentricity in four main meridians (superior, nasal, inferior, temporal). Cone densities and signal compositions were investigated ...
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    3. Three-dimensional assessment of para- and perifoveal photoreceptor densities and the impact of meridians and age in healthy eyes with adaptive-optics optical coherence tomography (AO-OCT)

      Three-dimensional assessment of para- and perifoveal photoreceptor densities and the impact of meridians and age in healthy eyes with adaptive-optics optical coherence tomography (AO-OCT)
      An adaptive optics optical coherence tomography (AO-OCT) system is used to assess sixty healthy eyes of thirty subjects (age 22 to 75) to evaluate how the outer retinal layers, foveal eccentricity and age effect the mean cone density. The cone mosaics of different retinal planes (the cone inner segment outer segment junction (IS/OS), the cone outer segment combined with the IS/OS (ISOS+), the cone outer segment tips (COST ...
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    4. Deliberations of an International Panel of Experts on OCTA Nomenclature of nAMD

      Deliberations of an International Panel of Experts on OCTA Nomenclature of nAMD
      A panel of imaging experts was assembled to review neovascular age-related macular degeneration optical coherence tomography angiography descriptors published to date, and test agreement on use of these terms, which was found to be low. Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) has been used to identify and characterize macular neovascularization (MNV) secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). 1-4 Many studies have explored OCTA morphological features of MNV that might serve as ...
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    5. Intraretinal microvascular changes after ERM and ILM peeling using SSOCTA

      Intraretinal microvascular changes after ERM and ILM peeling using SSOCTA
      Background To prospectively investigate retinal vascular changes in patients undergoing epiretinal membrane (ERM) and internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling using swept source optical coherence tomography angiography (SSOCTA). Methods Consecutive patients were grouped based on ERM severity and followed using SSOCTA up to month 3 after surgical intervention. Superficial and deep foveal avascular zone (s/dFAZ) as well as foveal and parafoveal vessel density (VD) were correlated with ERM severity and ...
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    6. Analysis of retinal nerve fiber layer birefringence in patients with glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy by polarization sensitive OCT

      Analysis of retinal nerve fiber layer birefringence in patients with glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy by polarization sensitive OCT
      The retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) is a fibrous tissue that shows form birefringence. This optical tissue property is related to the microstructure of the nerve fiber axons that carry electrical signals from the retina to the brain. Ocular diseases that are known to cause neurologic changes, like glaucoma or diabetic retinopathy (DR), might alter the birefringence of the RNFL, which could be used for diagnostic purposes. In this pilot ...
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    7. The impact of structural optical coherence tomography changes on visual function in retinal vein occlusion

      The impact of structural optical coherence tomography changes on visual function in retinal vein occlusion
      Purpose We aimed to determine the correlation between optical coherence tomography (OCT)‐ and demographic features and baseline best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) in treatment‐nave patients with retinal vein occlusion (RVO). Methods This was a cross‐sectional posthoc analysis of OCT images that included RVO patients from two prospective, open‐label, multicentre studies. The morphological grading was done manually, in the standardized setting of a reading centre. Main outcome measure ...
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    8. SWEPT SOURCE OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY ANGIOGRAPHY, FLUORESCEIN ANGIOGRAPHY, AND INDOCYANINE GREEN ANGIOGRAPHY COMPARISONS REVISITED: Using a Novel Deep-Learning-Assisted Approach for Image Registration

      SWEPT SOURCE OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY ANGIOGRAPHY, FLUORESCEIN ANGIOGRAPHY, AND INDOCYANINE GREEN ANGIOGRAPHY COMPARISONS REVISITED: Using a Novel Deep-Learning-Assisted Approach for Image Registration
      Purpose: To compare area measurements between swept source optical coherence tomography angiography ( SSOCTA ), fluorescein angiography ( FA ), and indocyanine green angiography ( ICGA ) after applying a novel deep-learning-assisted algorithm for accurate image registration. Methods: We applied an algorithm for the segmentation of blood vessels in FA , ICGA , and SSOCTA images of 24 eyes with treatment-naive neovascular age-related macular degeneration. We trained a model based on U-Net and Mask R-CNN for each imaging ...
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    9. Retinal vessel architecture in retinopathy of prematurity and healthy controls using swept‐source optical coherence tomography angiography

      Retinal vessel architecture in retinopathy of prematurity and healthy controls using swept‐source optical coherence tomography angiography
      Purpose To determine microvascular changes in children with a history of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and in a control group of full‐term children. Methods In a cross‐sectional study, 30 eyes of 15 children aged 68 years with a history of ROP were evaluated with swept‐source optical coherence tomography angiography (SS‐OCTA). Twenty‐eight eyes of 22 age‐matched full‐term children served as a healthy control group ...
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    10. Atlas of Human Retinal Pigment Epithelium Organelles Significant for Clinical Imaging

      Atlas of Human Retinal Pigment Epithelium Organelles Significant for Clinical Imaging
      Purpose : To quantify organelles impacting imaging in the cell body and intact apical processes of human retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), including melanosomes, lipofuscinmelanolipofuscin (LM), mitochondria, and nuclei. Methods : A normal perifovea of a 21-year-old white male was preserved after rapid organ recovery. An aligned image stack was generated using serial block-face scanning electron microscopy and was annotated by expert readers (TrakEM, ImageJ). Acquired measures included cell body and nuclear volume ...
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    11. Predicting Progression of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Using Optical Coherence Tomography and Fundus Photography

      Predicting Progression of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Using Optical Coherence Tomography and Fundus Photography
      Purpose To compare the performance of automatically quantified optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging biomarkers and conventional risk factors manually graded on color fundus photographs (CFP) for predicting progression to late age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Design Longitudinal observational study. Participants 280 eyes from 140 participants with bilateral large drusen. Methods All participants underwent OCT and CFP imaging at baseline and were then reviewed at six-monthly intervals to determine progression to late ...
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    12. End-to-end deep learning model for predicting treatment requirements in neovascular AMD from longitudinal retinal OCT imaging

      End-to-end deep learning model for predicting treatment requirements in neovascular AMD from longitudinal retinal OCT imaging
      Neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) is nowadays successfully treated with anti-VEGF substances, but interindividual treatment requirements are vastly heterogeneous and currently poorly plannable resulting in suboptimal treatment frequency. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) with its 3D high-resolution imaging serves as a companion diagnostic to anti-VEGF therapy. This creates a need for building predictive models using automated image analysis of OCT scans acquired during the treatment initiation phase. We propose such a ...
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    13. Computerized device and method for processing image data

      Computerized device and method for processing image data
      A computerized device for processing image data is proposed. The computerized device comprises a receiving unit which is configured to receive optical coherence tomography data of a of a tissue, in particular of a retina, a providing unit which is configured to provide a convolutional neural network for processing the optical coherence tomography data, and a processing unit which is configured to process the received optical coherence tomography data using ...
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    14. Subretinal Drusenoid Deposits and Photoreceptor Loss Detecting Global and Local Progression of Geographic Atrophy by SD-OCT Imaging

      Subretinal Drusenoid Deposits and Photoreceptor Loss Detecting Global and Local Progression of Geographic Atrophy by SD-OCT Imaging
      Purpose : To investigate the impact of subretinal drusenoid deposits (SDD) and photoreceptor integrity on global and local geographic atrophy (GA) progression. Methods : Eighty-three eyes of 49 patients, aged 50 years and older with GA secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD), were prospectively included in this study. Participants underwent spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and fundus autofluorescence (FAF) imaging at baseline and after 12 months. The junctional zone and presence of ...
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    15. Characterization of Drusen and Hyperreflective Foci as Biomarkers for Disease Progression in Age-Related Macular Degeneration Using Artificial Intelligence in Optical Coherence Tomography

      Characterization of Drusen and Hyperreflective Foci as Biomarkers for Disease Progression in Age-Related Macular Degeneration Using Artificial Intelligence in Optical Coherence Tomography
      Importance The morphologic changes and their pathognomonic distribution in progressing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are not well understood. Objectives To characterize the pathognomonic distribution and time course of morphologic patterns in AMD and to quantify changes distinctive for progression to macular neovascularization (MNV) and macular atrophy (MA). Design, Setting, and Participants This cohort study included optical coherence tomography (OCT) volumes from study participants with early or intermediate AMD in the ...
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    16. Automated Quantification of Photoreceptor alteration in macular disease using Optical Coherence Tomography and Deep Learning

      Automated Quantification of Photoreceptor alteration in macular disease using Optical Coherence Tomography and Deep Learning
      Diabetic macular edema (DME) and retina vein occlusion (RVO) are macular diseases in which central photoreceptors are affected due to pathological accumulation of fluid. Optical coherence tomography allows to visually assess and evaluate photoreceptor integrity, whose alteration has been observed as an important biomarker of both diseases. However, the manual quantification of this layered structure is challenging, tedious and time-consuming. In this paper we introduce a deep learning approach for ...
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  2. About Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth

    Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth

    Ursula M. Schmidt-Erfurth is a Professor of Opththalmology at the Vienna Medical University, Austria.

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    1. Around 2.5 million people every year develop macular degeneration and diabetes-related retinopathy worldwide...Before OCT, around 20 per cent of patients with this condition worldwide went blind; now, however, it is only two per cent.
      In 200 years of the eye clinic: diseases of the retina can be predicted