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Hyung-Jin Kim, Minji Kim, Min Gyu Hyeon, Youngwoon Choi, Beop-Min Kim
We propose a new method of determining the optical axis (OA), pupillary axis (PA), and visual axis (VA) of the human eye by using dual-depth whole-eye optical coherence tomography (OCT). These axes, as well as the angles "α" between the OA and VA and "κ" between PA and VA, are important in many ophthalmologic applications, especially in refractive surgery. Whole-eye images are reconstructed based on simultaneously acquired images of the anterior segment and retina. The light from a light source is split into two orthogonal polarization components for imaging the anterior segment and retina, respectively...
February 1, 2018: Biomedical Optics Express
V A Shaimova, T B Shaimov, R B Shaimov, A Yu Galin, Zh A Goloshchapova, P K Ryzhkov, A V Fomin
PURPOSE: To develop methods for evaluating effectiveness of YAG-laser vitreolysis of vitreous floaters. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 144 patients (173 eyes) who had underwent YAG-laser vitreolysis and were under observation from 01.09.16 to 31.01.18. The patients were 34 to 86 years old (mean age 62.7±10.2 years), 28 (19.4%) patients were male, 116 (80.6%) - female. All patients underwent standard and additional examination: ultrasonography (Accutome B-scan plus, U...
2018: Vestnik Oftalmologii
Ruobing Huang, Ana Namburete, Alison Noble
We present a general framework for automatic segmentation of fetal brain structures in ultrasound images inspired by recent advances in machine learning. The approach is based on a region descriptor that characterizes the shape and local intensity context of different neurological structures without explicit models. To validate our framework, we present experiments to segment two fetal brain structures of clinical importance that have quite different ultrasonic appearances-the corpus callosum (CC) and the choroid plexus (CP)...
January 2018: Journal of Medical Imaging
Ivan Bozic, Xiaoyue Li, Yuankai Tao
The zebrafish is a robust model for studying human ophthalmic function and disease because of its fecundity, life-cycle, and similarities between its retinal structure and the human retina. Here, we demonstrate longitudinal in vivo imaging of retinal structure using optical coherence tomography (OCT) and noninvasive retinal vascular perfusion imaging using OCT angiography (OCT-A) in zebrafish. In addition, we present methods for retinal vascular segmentation and biometry to quantify vessel branch length, curvature, and angle...
March 1, 2018: Biomedical Optics Express
K van de Kamp, E Pajkrt, A H Zwinderman, J A van der Post, R J M Snijders
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to assess charts proposed for international use in the Intergrowth-21st Project. METHODS: Ultrasound data were collected from 43,923 healthy singleton pregnancies examined at 18-23 weeks of gestation in the Netherlands. Fetal measurements were converted into Z-scores using previous and current Dutch reference charts and Intergrowth charts. The distributions of the Z-scores were compared with the expected standard normal distribution...
March 13, 2018: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
Olga Reitblat, Adi Levy, Guy Kleinmann, Ehud I Assia
PURPOSE: To compare ocular measurements of three optical biometry devices and their application in intraocular lens (IOL) power calculations. METHODS: One hundred and forty eyes which had undergone cataract extraction surgery with preoperative biometry with OA--2000, IOLMaster-500, and Lenstar-LS900 were enrolled. Biometry measurements of the three devices were compared. The deviation of the postoperative refraction from the preoperative refractive target was calculated with different formulas (Barrett Universal II, Hoffer Q, Holladay I, and SRK/T)...
March 12, 2018: Eye
Carmen Canovas, Aixa Alarcon, Robert Rosén, Sanjeev Kasthurirangan, Joseph J K Ma, Douglas D Koch, Patricia Piers
PURPOSE: To assess the accuracy of toric intraocular lens (IOL) power calculations of a new algorithm that incorporates the effect of posterior corneal astigmatism (PCA). SETTING: Abbott Medical Optics, Inc., Groningen, the Netherlands. DESIGN: Retrospective case report. METHODS: In eyes implanted with toric IOLs, the exact vergence formula of the Tecnis toric calculator was used to predict refractive astigmatism from preoperative biometry, surgeon-estimated surgically induced astigmatism (SIA), and implanted IOL power, with and without including the new PCA algorithm...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Thomas A Berk, Matthew B Schlenker, Xavier Campos-Möller, Austin M Pereira, Iqbal Ike K Ahmed
PURPOSE: Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) has emerged as an alternative to manual cataract surgery (MCS) for corneal incision and capsulorhexis creation, as well as nuclear fragmentation. This study compares postoperative refractive and visual outcomes in eyes receiving MCS or FLACS. DESIGN: Single-center, comparative, retrospective cohort analysis. PARTICIPANTS: Consecutive eyes receiving FLACS and MCS from July 1, 2012, to July 31, 2015, at a single tertiary care center...
March 6, 2018: Ophthalmology
G Conte, S Milani, G Palumbo, G Talenti, S Boito, M Rustico, F Triulzi, A Righini, G Izzo, C Doneda, A Zolin, C Parazzini
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Evaluation of biometry is a fundamental step in prenatal brain MR imaging. While different studies have reported reference centiles for MR imaging biometric data of fetuses in the late second and third trimesters of gestation, no one has reported them in fetuses in the early second trimester. We report centiles of normal MR imaging linear biometric data of a large cohort of fetal brains within 24 weeks of gestation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From the data bases of 2 referral centers of fetal medicine, accounting for 3850 examinations, we retrospectively collected 169 prenatal brain MR imaging examinations of singleton pregnancies, between 20 and 24 weeks of gestational age, with normal brain anatomy at MR imaging and normal postnatal neurologic development...
March 8, 2018: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
Mayumi Takano, Masahiko Nakata, Ayako Oji, Sumito Nagasaki, Nahomi Umemura, Toshimitsu Maemura, Mineto Morita
AIM: This study was aimed to determine reference ranges for fetal cerebellar hemisphere biometry, including the transverse cerebellar diameter (TCD), anteroposterior cerebellar diameter (APCD) and APCD/TCD ratio in normal fetuses. In addition, we investigated which parameter would be useful for cerebellar hypoplasia in trisomy 18. METHODS: This retrospective study included 340 normal singleton pregnancies and 15 cases of trisomy 18, in all of which fetal cerebellar biometry was performed between 14 and 40 weeks of gestational age (GA)...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Dan-Mircea Stănilă, Andreea-Maria Florea, Adriana Stănilă, Alina Adriana Panga
Introduction: The phacoemulsification cataract surgery is the most frequently performed surgery and it generally improves vision in over 90% of the patients. Hyperopic patients are a challenge during phacoemulsification especially because of their short eyeball and shallow anterior chamber. A shallow anterior chamber is associated with overall reduction of the safe zone, which may lead to difficulty in creating the corneal incisions, harder capsulorhexis performing, or endothelial complications...
October 2017: Romanian Journal of Ophthalmology
Vasile Potop, Catalina Corbu
Clear lens extraction can be considered a therapeutic option in angle closure glaucoma (ACG). Even if it does not represent the first choice of treatment, it can be taken into consideration when the topical treatment does not control the intraocular pressure (IOP) and iridotomy does not have a positive effect on the angle closure, especially in appositional angle closure when biometry or ultrabiomicroscopy (UBM) show lens involvement. In angle closure glaucoma, clear lens extraction represents an etiological treatment that takes into account the role of the lens in the pathogenesis of the disease...
October 2017: Romanian Journal of Ophthalmology
Ilse Haveman, Hanneke Fleurke-Rozema, Eduard J H Mulder, Manon Benders, Gideon du Marchie Sarvaas, Henriette Ter Heide, Roel H de Heus, Caterina M Bilardo
OBJECTIVES: There is evidence that in fetuses with congenital heart defects (CHD) head growth is affected. However, scanty data is available on longitudinal growth patterns of other biometric parameters such as abdominal circumference (AC) and femur length (FL). Aim was to evaluate growth patterns in fetuses with isolated CHD diagnosed prenatally in different categories of lesions. METHODS: Fetuses with isolated CHD seen between 2008 and 2013 at the Fetal Medicine Unit of two tertiary referral centers were retrospectively included in the study...
March 1, 2018: Prenatal Diagnosis
Nino Hirnschall, Ralph Varsits, Birgit Doeller, Oliver Findl
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to find cases in which the axial eye length could not be measured with partial coherence interferometry (PCI) technology and to assess if it could be measured using swept source optical coherence tomography (ss-OCT) technology. METHODS: All patients were measured at their pre-assessment visit 1 week prior to cataract surgery using conventional optical biometry (PCI technology, IOLMaster 500, Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, Jena, Germany)...
March 1, 2018: Ophthalmology and Therapy
Benjamin Mayer, Ulrike Braisch, Marianne Meule, Andreas Allgoewer, Silvia Richter, Rainer Muche
Background: Biostatistics is an integral part of the studies of human medicine. Students learn the basics of analyzing and interpreting study results. It is important to demonstrate the subject's relevance by means of appropriate measures to maximize learning success. We investigated whether an active involvement of students in the process of data collection may improve test performance and motivation among medical students. Methods: We conducted a pilot study comparing active involvement of students (n1=45) in the process of data collection and standard education (n2=26)...
2018: GMS Journal for Medical Education
Evelyn Li Min Tai, Jiunn Loong Ling, Eng Hui Gan, Hussein Adil, Wan-Hitam Wan-Hazabbah
AIM: To compare the peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness measured via optical coherence tomography (OCT) between different groups of myopia severity and controls. METHODS: This was a prospective cross-sectional study. All subjects underwent a full ophthalmic examination, refraction, visual field analysis and A-scan biometry. Myopic patients were classified as low myopia (LM) [spherical equivalent (SE) from greater than -0.5 D, up to -3.0 D], moderate myopia (MM; SE greater than -3...
2018: International Journal of Ophthalmology
Etty Daniel-Spiegel, Micha Mandel, Simcha Yagel
BACKGROUND: Sonographic estimated fetal weight is performed by measuring the fetal organs' biometry and introducing the data into a formula. The calculated value is then compared with reference charts and serves as a critical component in pregnancy follow-up. Ideally the charts should be appropriate to the specific population. OBJECTIVES: To display and validate sonographic based Israeli-matched, intrauterine fetal weight curves. METHODS: The international Hadlock and Souka formulas, were chosen and assessed using over 70,000 ultrasound examinations from Israel...
February 2018: Harefuah
Bronius Žaliūnas, Daiva Bartkevičienė, Gražina Drąsutienė, Algirdas Utkus, Juozas Kurmanavičius
Ultrasound imaging in obstetrics and gynecology dates back to 1958 when The Lancet published the first article about the use of ultrasonography for fetal and gynecological assessments. It is now almost inconceivable, 60 years later, to think of effective performance in obstetrics and gynecology without the variety of ultrasound, for example, real time imaging, power and color Doppler, 3D/4D ultrasonography, etc. Such examinations facilitate the assessment of intrauterine fetal growth and development during pregnancy, provide alerts about the risk of pre-eclampsia and preterm birth, help identify anatomic reasons for infertility, diagnose ectopic pregnancies, uterine, ovary and tubal pathology...
February 9, 2018: Medicina
B De Keersmaecker, H Pottel, G Naulaers, L De Catte
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Anomalies of the corpus callosum are rare. Routine scanning in midtrimester of the pregnancy often fails to identify defective development. The purpose of the study was to identify the pericallosal artery and all its main branching arteries during early gestation from the first trimester onward, to measure the length of the pericallosal artery during its development, and to establish a normal vascular map for each week of development. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a single-center prospective, longitudinal clinical study in 15 patients between 11 and 22 weeks of gestation...
February 22, 2018: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
Mohammad Ghoreishi, Mehdi Abdi-Shahshahani, Alireza Peyman, Mohsen Pourazizi
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the correlation between ocular biometric parameters and sulcus-to-sulcus (STS) diameter. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of preoperative ocular biometry data of patients who were candidates for phakic intraocular lens (IOL) surgery. Subjects underwent ocular biometry analysis, including refraction error evaluation using an autorefractor and Orbscan topography for white-to-white (WTW) corneal diameter and measurement...
February 21, 2018: International Ophthalmology
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