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Features of age-related macular degeneration assessed with three-dimensional Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography


Menke, M N; Dabov, S; Sturm, V (2008). Features of age-related macular degeneration assessed with three-dimensional Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 92(11):1492-1497.

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BACKGROUND/AIMS: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is among the leading causes of severe visual loss in individuals over 60 years old. Retinal changes associated with AMD were previously studied by time-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT). Recently, Fourier-domain OCT (FD-OCT) has been introduced. FD-OCT provides increased scan resolution and scanning speed, and generates three-dimensional (3D) OCT images. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate features of AMD assessed with high-density scanning 3D-FD-OCT (Topcon 3D-OCT1000). METHODS: The study was designed as a prospective, observational case series. Five patients with typical morphological changes due to AMD were chosen based on funduscopic findings. Eyes with non-exudative- and exudative AMD were included. 3D-FD-OCT images were obtained, and typical morphological changes associated with AMD were presented. RESULTS: FD-OCT provided detailed 3D-images of retinal structure. In addition, FD-OCT showed improved retinal coverage and image quality. FD-OCT B-scan imaging identified typical retinal changes associated with AMD. In addition, FD-OCT imaging revealed information about the extent and the 3D shape of retinal lesions. CONCLUSION: 3D-FD-OCT imaging is useful for diagnosing and following patients with AMD. In addition, 3D-FD-OCT provided information about the extent and 3D shape of retinal pathologies and showed improved retinal coverage.

BACKGROUND/AIMS: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is among the leading causes of severe visual loss in individuals over 60 years old. Retinal changes associated with AMD were previously studied by time-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT). Recently, Fourier-domain OCT (FD-OCT) has been introduced. FD-OCT provides increased scan resolution and scanning speed, and generates three-dimensional (3D) OCT images. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate features of AMD assessed with high-density scanning 3D-FD-OCT (Topcon 3D-OCT1000). METHODS: The study was designed as a prospective, observational case series. Five patients with typical morphological changes due to AMD were chosen based on funduscopic findings. Eyes with non-exudative- and exudative AMD were included. 3D-FD-OCT images were obtained, and typical morphological changes associated with AMD were presented. RESULTS: FD-OCT provided detailed 3D-images of retinal structure. In addition, FD-OCT showed improved retinal coverage and image quality. FD-OCT B-scan imaging identified typical retinal changes associated with AMD. In addition, FD-OCT imaging revealed information about the extent and the 3D shape of retinal lesions. CONCLUSION: 3D-FD-OCT imaging is useful for diagnosing and following patients with AMD. In addition, 3D-FD-OCT provided information about the extent and 3D shape of retinal pathologies and showed improved retinal coverage.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Ophthalmology Clinic
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2008
Deposited On:04 Dec 2008 13:49
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:32
Publisher:BMJ Publishing Group
ISSN:0007-1161
Publisher DOI:10.1136/bjo.2008.141242
PubMed ID:18703554
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-4918

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