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Comparison of macular OCTs in right and left eyes of normal people
Author(s): Tahereh Mahmudi; Rahele Kafieh; Hossein Rabbani; Alireza Mehri dehnavi; Mohammadreza Akhlagi
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Paper Abstract

Retinal 3D Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging modality in ocular diseases. Due to large volumes of OCT data, it is better to utilize automatic extraction of information from OCT images, such as total retinal thickness and retinal nerve fiber layer thickness (RNFLT). These two thickness values have become useful indices to indicate the progress of diseases like glaucoma, according to the asymmetry between two eyes of an individual. Furthermore, the loss of ganglion cells may not be diagnosable by other tests and even not be evaluated when we only consider the thickness of one eye (due to dramatic different thickness among individuals). This can justify our need to have a comparison between thicknesses of two eyes in symmetricity. Therefore, we have proposed an asymmetry analysis of the retinal nerve layer thickness and total retinal thickness around the macula in the normal Iranian population. In the first step retinal borders are segmented by diffusion map method and thickness profiles were made. Then we found the middle point of the macula by pattern matching scheme. RNFLT and retinal thickness are analyzed in 9 sectors and the mean and standard deviation of each sector in the right and left eye are obtained. The maximums of the average RNFL thickness in right and left eyes are seen in the perifoveal nasal, and the minimums are seen in the fovea. Tolerance limits in RNFL thickness is shown to be between 0.78 to 2.4 μm for 19 volunteers used in this study.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 March 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9038, Medical Imaging 2014: Biomedical Applications in Molecular, Structural, and Functional Imaging, 90381W (13 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2044046
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Tahereh Mahmudi, Isfahan Univ. of Medical Sciences (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
Rahele Kafieh, Isfahan Univ. of Medical Sciences (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
Hossein Rabbani, Isfahan Univ. of Medical Sciences (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
Alireza Mehri dehnavi, Isfahan Univ. of Medical Sciences (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
Mohammadreza Akhlagi, Isfahan Univ. of Medical Sciences (Iran, Islamic Republic of)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9038:
Medical Imaging 2014: Biomedical Applications in Molecular, Structural, and Functional Imaging
Robert C. Molthen; John B. Weaver, Editor(s)

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