RESIDUAL CHOROIDAL VESSELS IN ATROPHY CAN MASQUERADE AS CHOROIDAL NEOVASCULARIZATION ON OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY ANGIOGRAPHY: Introducing a Clinical and Software Approach

Conclusion: The anterior displacement of larger choroidal vessels in atrophy requires clinician vigilance to avoid misinterpreting these vessels as CNV on en face OCTA. Our proposed postprocessing approach offers a potential solution to facilitate the interpretation of en face OCTA in these cases. In the absence of other tools, clinicians are encouraged to rely on the location of flow relative to Bruch membrane on cross-sectional OCTA flow images.
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To compare retinal vessel density in eyes with geographic atrophy (GA) secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) to age-matched healthy eyes using projection-resolved optical coherence tomography angiography (PR-OCTA).
Source: American Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: In a Caucasian population, polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy seems to have a later onset. A non-standardized management allows stabilizing the functional prognosis. Patients requiring photodynamic therapy rescue have a poorer prognosis. PMID: 31505993 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Eur J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
Conclusion: Cross-sectional OCTA is more sensitive than en face OCTA in detecting flow signal in polyps. Combination of structural OCT and OCTA can be used to screen for PCV with a high level of sensitivity and specificity.
Source: RETINA - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Original Study Source Type: research
Conclusion: When used as a first diagnostic test, SD-OCT combined with CFP had sensitivity and specificity similar to those of FA combined with CFP, for the diagnosis of CNV in age-related macular degeneration. This shows the increasingly important role of SD-OCT as a first-line test in the diagnosis of CNV.
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ani J Abstract PURPOSE: To report the visual and anatomical outcomes in eyes with peripapillary choroidal neovascularisation (CNV) through 12 months. METHODS: This was a multicentre, retrospective, interventional case series which included treatment-naïve cases of peripapillary choroidal neovascular membrane (CNVM) with a minimum follow-up of 12 months. Multimodal imaging which comprised optical coherence tomography (OCT), fluorescein angiography and/or indocyanine green angiography was performed at baseline and follow-up visits. OCT parameters included central macular thickness (CMT), subfoveal choroida...
Source: The British Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Br J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND/AIMS: In order to address the eye care needs of the increasing numbers of elderly Chinese globally, there is a need for comprehensive understanding on the longitudinal trends of age-related eye diseases among Chinese. We herein report the key findings from the baseline Singapore Chinese Eye Study (SCES-1), and describe the rationale and methodology of the 6-year follow-up study (SCES-2). METHODS: 3353 Chinese adults who participated in the baseline SCES-1 (2009-2011) were invited for the 6-year follow-up SCES-2 (2015-2017). Examination procedures for SCES-2 included standardised ocular, sy...
Source: The British Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Br J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
Conclusions: Hyperdense choroidal neovascularization based on qualitative assessment of flow density showed a significant relation to active disease. Inactivity could not be matched adequately. This study demonstrated the potential usefulness of SS-OCTA for guidance of treatment in age-related macular degeneration. PMID: 31360542 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
Conclusion: Optical coherence tomography angiography successfully identified neovascularization in both vPEDs and PEDs previously considered to be nonneovascular. However, structural OCT and blood flow analysis should be combined to interpret PED-associated neovascularization accurately in the clinic.
Source: RETINA - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Original Study Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: ER is achievable in 9.2% of patients under PRN therapy for nAMD. At presentation with nAMD, anatomical features on retinal imaging may predict the likelihood of achieving ER and a shorter time to achieve ER. PMID: 31302628 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The British Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Br J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: In summary, our study supports the protective roles of a traditional Chinese medicine ZQMT in AMD. PMID: 31288713 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Current Molecular Medicine - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Curr Mol Med Source Type: research
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