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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318637/impact-of-multiple-en-face-image-averaging-on-quantitative-assessment-from-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-images
#1
Akihito Uji, Siva Balasubramanian, Jianqin Lei, Elmira Baghdasaryan, Mayss Al-Sheikh, SriniVas R Sadda
PURPOSE: To investigate the impact of multiple en face image averaging on quantitative measurements of the retinal microvasculature using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). DESIGN: Prospective, observational, cross-sectional case series. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-one healthy individuals with normal eyes. METHODS: Macular OCTA images were acquired from all participants using the Zeiss Cirrus 5000 with Angioplex OCTA software (Carl Zeiss Meditec, Dublin, CA)...
March 16, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314954/retinal-and-choroidal-vascular-features-in-patients-with-retinitis-pigmentosa-imaged-by-oct-based-microangiography
#2
Kasra A Rezaei, Qinqin Zhang, Chieh-Li Chen, Jennifer Chao, Ruikang K Wang
PURPOSE: To image vascular features of retinitis pigmentosa (RP) using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). METHODS: Patients with RP were imaged by spectral domain optical coherence tomography based angiography (OCTA). The optical microangiography (OMAG) algorithm was applied to scanned datasets to generate 3D OCTA retinal angiograms, i.e., OMAG angiograms. Motion tracking was used to minimize artifacts due to eye movement, and large field of view OMAG angiograms were achieved through a montage scanning protocol...
March 17, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314832/features-of-the-choriocapillaris-in-myopic-maculopathy-identified-by-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
#3
Kaori Sayanagi, Yasushi Ikuno, Sato Uematsu, Kohji Nishida
AIM: To describe the choriocapillaris features imaged by optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) in eyes with myopic maculopathy. METHODS: In this retrospective, non-invasive, observational case series, 26 eyes with myopic maculopathy and 12 age-matched healthy eyes underwent fluorescein angiography, indocyanine green angiography (ICGA) (highly myopic eyes only), OCT and OCTA, and the choriocapillaris features seen on OCTA and ICGA were compared. RESULTS: In all five (19%) eyes with patchy atrophy of the 26 highly myopic eyes, OCTA showed complete loss of the choriocapillaris and large choroidal vessels in the atrophic area...
March 17, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314230/toxicity-of-diatom-polyunsaturated-aldehydes-to-marine-bacterial-isolates-reveals-their-mode-of-action
#4
Milva Pepi, Hermann J Heipieper, Cecilia Balestra, Marco Borra, Elio Biffali, Raffaella Casotti
Diatoms produce and release polyunsaturated aldehydes (PUAs) during senescence in culture and at the end of blooms in nature and these compounds play different ecological roles, as infochemicals, allelochemicals and pheromones In order to elucidate the toxic effects of PUAs, we isolated six bacterial strains from the Mediterranean Sea during a diatom bloom and tested their tolerance to PUA in terms of growth and cell membrane properties. Based upon 16S rRNA sequencing, these bacteria were assigned to the genera Pseudomonas, Sufflavibacter, Halomonas, Vibrio, Idiomarina, and Labrenzia...
March 9, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314145/preparation-of-polyhedral-oligomeric-silsesquioxane-based-cross-linked-inorganic-organic-nanohybrid-as-adsorbent-for-selective-removal-of-acidic-dyes-from-aqueous-solution
#5
Jiawei Liu, Heng Yu, Qingmei Liang, Yanna Liu, Jiwei Shen, Quan Bai
A cross-linked polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) nanohybrid is synthesized through Schiff base chemistry by using octa-amino POSS as building blocks and glutaraldehyde as dual functional reagent. The obtained nanohybrid is characterized by FT-IR, solid-state (29)Si NMR, SEM, TEM, TGA and N2 adsorption-desorption isotherm, and the results demonstrate the successful cross-linkage between POSS molecules, forming block-like irregular nanoparticles with a specific surface area of 42.8m(2)g(-1). As a novel solid-phase adsorbent, cross-linked POSS nanohybrid exhibits selective adsorption properties for acidic dyes, i...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301863/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-nonarteritic-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
#6
Emily Wright Mayes, Emily D Cole, Sabin Dang, Eduardo A Novais, Laurel Vuong, Carlos Mendoza-Santiesteban, Jay S Duker, Thomas R Hedges
BACKGROUND: Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) has demonstrated good utility in qualitative analysis of retinal and choroidal vasculature and therefore may be relevant in the diagnostic and treatment efforts surrounding nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION). METHODS: Retrospective, cross-sectional study of 10 eyes of 9 patients with a previous or new diagnosis of NAION that received imaging with OCTA between November 2015 and February 2016...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301651/quantification-of-retinal-microvascular-density-in-optical-coherence-tomographic-angiography-images-in-diabetic-retinopathy
#7
Mary K Durbin, Lin An, Nathan D Shemonski, Mário Soares, Torcato Santos, Marta Lopes, Catarina Neves, Jose Cunha-Vaz
Importance: Quantitative measurements based on optical coherence tomographic angiography (OCTA) may have value in managing diabetic retinopathy (DR), but there is limited information on the ability of OCTA to distinguish eyes with DR. Objective: To evaluate the ability of measurements of retinal microvasculature using OCTA to distinguish healthy eyes from eyes with DR. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this prospective cross-sectional study, OCTA was used to examine the eyes of participants with type 2 diabetes with or without DR and the eyes of participants without diabetes from September 17, 2015, to April 6, 2016...
March 16, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299012/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-of-the-optic-disc-an-overview
#8
REVIEW
Handan Akil, Khalil Ghasemi Falavarjani, Srinivas R Sadda, Alfredo A Sadun
Different diseases of the optic disc may be caused by or lead to abnormal vasculature at the optic nerve head. Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) is a novel technology that provides high resolution mapping of the retinal and optic disc vessels. Recent studies have shown the ability of OCTA to visualize vascular abnormalities in different optic neuropathies. In addition, quantified OCTA measurements were found promising for differentiating optic neuropathies from healthy eyes.
January 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297041/fluorescein-angiography-versus-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-macular-telangiectasia-type-i-treated-with-bevacizumab-therapy
#9
Nicolas A Yannuzzi, Ninel Z Gregori, Luiz Roisman, Nisha Gupta, Brian E Goldhagen, Raquel Goldhardt
This is a report of microvascular changes seen on fluorescein angiography (FA) and optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) in a 47-year-old man with macular telangiectasia Type 1 (MacTel1) after a 7-year bevacizumab (Avastin; Genentech, South San Francisco, CA) treatment course. OCTA allowed for clear visualization of most telangiectasias and aneurysms in the deep capillary plexus, with only few microvascular dilatations in the superficial plexus. In addition, areas of capillary dropout in the superficial and deep vascular plexa located near telangiectasias were documented on OCTA...
March 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297029/alterations-of-the-foveal-avascular-zone-measured-by-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-glaucoma-patients-with-central-visual-field-defects
#10
Junki Kwon, Jaewan Choi, Joong Won Shin, Jiyun Lee, Michael S Kook
Purpose: To investigate whether the area and shape of the foveal avascular zone (FAZ) as assessed by optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) are altered in glaucomatous eyes with central visual field defects (CVFDs). Methods: A total of 78 patients with open-angle glaucoma with central or peripheral visual field defects (PVFDs) confined to a single hemifield were studied retrospectively. Foveal avascular zone area and circularity were measured using OCTA images from the superficial retinal layer...
March 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297027/underlying-microstructure-of-parapapillary-deep-layer-capillary-dropout-identified-by-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
#11
Eun Ji Lee, Tae-Woo Kim, Seung Hyen Lee, Jung-Ah Kim
Purpose: To characterize the microstructure underlying the parapapillary deep-layer microvasculature dropout (MvD) identified by optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography (OCTA) in eyes with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). Methods: Parapapillary MvD was defined as a focal sectoral capillary dropout without any visible microvascular network identified in deep-layer en face images obtained using swept-source OCTA. The peripapillary microstructure was characterized in 188 POAG patients with MvD in the parapapillary deep layer...
March 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283280/foveal-hypoplasia-in-patients-with-stickler-syndrome
#12
Itsuka Matsushita, Tatsuo Nagata, Takaaki Hayashi, Kenichi Kimoto, Toshiaki Kubota, Masahito Ohji, Shunji Kusaka, Hiroyuki Kondo
PURPOSE: To determine the microstructure of the fovea in patients with Stickler syndrome using imaging by spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD OCT) and swept-source OCT. DESIGN: Retrospective case series study. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 39 eyes of 25 patients with genetically confirmed Stickler syndrome were studied. METHODS: All of the patients had mutations in the COL2A1 gene and were diagnosed with Stickler syndrome...
March 7, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282698/-oct-angiography-of-the-glaucoma-optic-nerve
#13
C Lommatzsch, J M Koch, H Claußnitzer, C Heinz
Background Glaucoma is a major cause of blindness worldwide. One possible pathophysiological cause may be vascular dysregulation. Our aim was to investigate whether OCT angiography (OCTA) can detect modified flow density in glaucoma patients in the area of the optic disc. Methods A total of 68 eyes were examined by the OCTA system AngioVue™, including 34 eyes diagnosed with glaucoma and 34 healthy control eyes. Total peripapillary flow density was measured at two different levels of segmentation and also in each optic disc sector...
March 10, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273317/automated-quantitation-of-choroidal-neovascularization-a-comparison-study-between-spectral-domain-and-swept-source-oct-angiograms
#14
Qinqin Zhang, Chieh-Li Chen, Zhongdi Chu, Fang Zheng, Andrew Miller, Luiz Roisman, Joao Rafael de Oliveira Dias, Zohar Yehoshua, Karen B Schaal, William Feuer, Giovanni Gregori, Sophie Kubach, Lin An, Paul F Stetson, Mary K Durbin, Philip J Rosenfeld, Ruikang K Wang
Purpose: To compare the lesion sizes of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) imaged with spectral-domain (SD) and swept-source (SS) optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) and measured using an automated detection algorithm. Methods: Patients diagnosed with CNV were imaged by SD-OCTA and SS-OCTA systems using 3 × 3-mm and 6 × 6-mm scans. The complex optical microangiography (OMAGC) algorithm was used to generate the OCTA images. Optical coherence tomography A datasets for imaging CNV were derived by segmenting from the outer retina to 8 μm below Bruch's membrane...
March 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273316/comparison-between-spectral-domain-and-swept-source-optical-coherence-tomography-angiographic-imaging-of-choroidal-neovascularization
#15
Andrew R Miller, Luiz Roisman, Qinqin Zhang, Fang Zheng, Joao Rafael de Oliveira Dias, Zohar Yehoshua, Karen B Schaal, William Feuer, Giovanni Gregori, Zhongdi Chu, Chieh-Li Chen, Sophie Kubach, Lin An, Paul F Stetson, Mary K Durbin, Ruikang K Wang, Philip J Rosenfeld
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare imaging of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) using swept-source (SS) and spectral-domain (SD) optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). Methods: Optical coherence tomography angiography was performed using a 100-kHz SS-OCT instrument and a 68-kHz SD-OCTA instrument (Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc.). Both 3 × 3- and 6 × 6-mm2 scans were obtained on both instruments. The 3 × 3-mm2 SS-OCTA scans consisted of 300 A-scans per B-scan at 300 B-scan positions, and the SD-OCTA scans consisted of 245 A-scans at 245 B-scan positions...
March 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271003/optical-coherence-tomography-based-angiography-invited
#16
REVIEW
Chieh-Li Chen, Ruikang K Wang
Optical coherence tomography (OCT)-based angiography (OCTA) provides in vivo, three-dimensional vascular information by the use of flowing red blood cells as intrinsic contrast agents, enabling the visualization of functional vessel networks within microcirculatory tissue beds non-invasively, without a need of dye injection. Because of these attributes, OCTA has been rapidly translated to clinical ophthalmology within a short period of time in the development. Various OCTA algorithms have been developed to detect the functional micro-vasculatures in vivo by utilizing different components of OCT signals, including phase-signal-based OCTA, intensity-signal-based OCTA and complex-signal-based OCTA...
February 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267114/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-of-flat-irregular-pigment-epithelium-detachment-in-chronic-central-serous-chorioretinopathy
#17
Elodie Bousquet, Sophie Bonnin, Sarah Mrejen, Valérie Krivosic, Ramin Tadayoni, Alain Gaudric
PURPOSE: To assess the rate of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) detected by optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) in flat irregular pigment epithelium detachment (PED) in chronic central serous chorioretinopathy. METHODS: Data on all consecutive patients with chronic central serous chorioretinopathy who underwent OCTA over a 1-year period were reviewed. The presence of flat irregular PED, which was defined as an irregular elevation of the retinal pigment epithelium allowing the visualization of a distinct Bruch's membrane was assessed on high-resolution OCT B-scan...
March 3, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263261/determinants-of-peripapillary-and-macular-vessel-densities-measured-by-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-normal-eyes
#18
Harsha L Rao, Zia S Pradhan, Robert N Weinreb, Hemanth B Reddy, Mohammed Riyazuddin, Sonia Sachdeva, Narendra K Puttaiah, Chaitra Jayadev, Carroll A B Webers
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of subject-related (age, sex, and systemic hypertension and diabetes), eye-related (refractive error, optic disc size), and technology-related (signal strength index, SSI of the scans) determinants on the peripapillary and macular vessel densities measured with optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) in normal eyes. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, 181 normal eyes of 107 subjects (45 men, 62 women, median age: 50 y, range: 18 to 77 y) underwent OCTA imaging...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256784/semiconducting-self-assembled-nanofibers-prepared-from-photostable-octafluorinated-bisanthene-derivative
#19
Hironobu Hayashi, Naoki Aratani, Hiroko Yamada
Bisanthene is an important class of small two-dimensional polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons with a zigzag edged graphene nanoribbon character. Therefore, the functionalization and deep understanding of the structure-property relationship of bisanthene would provide effective design for small organic molecular devices. In this study, octa- and tetrafluorinated bisanthene derivatives were synthesized for investigating the effect of electronegative fluorine substitution on the structure and physical property of bisanthene...
March 3, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237138/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-chorioretinal-disorders
#20
REVIEW
Paulo Ricardo Chaves De Oliveira, Alan Richard Berger, David Robert Chow
Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) is a novel imaging modality that incorporates blood motion contrast to create angiograms of the retinal vasculature in a noninvasive manner, without the use of dye. It is a safe procedure and can be repeated as frequently as desired. The use of OCTA for delineation of choroidal neovascular membranes, for the study of microvascular abnormalities in diabetic patients, to assess nonperfused areas in retinal occlusions and vascular changes in macular telangiectasia are some of the potential OCTA applications...
February 2017: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
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