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Investigation of retinal blood flow in glaucoma patients by Doppler Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography
Author(s): Yimin Wang; Xinbo Zhang; Ou Tan; David Huang
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Paper Abstract

The measurement of ocular blood flow is important in studying the pathophysiology and treatment of several leading causes of blindness. A pilot study was performed to evaluate the total retinal blood flow in glaucoma patient using Fourier domain optical coherence tomography. For normal people, the measured total retinal flow was between 40.8 and 60.2 μl/minute. We found that eyes with glaucoma had decreased retinal blood flow and average flow veocity, while the venous cross sectional areas were essentially the same as normal. The decrease in blood flow was highly correlated with the severity of visual field loss.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 February 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7889, Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedicine XV, 78890G (11 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.874237
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Yimin Wang, Oregon Health and Science Univ. (United States)
Xinbo Zhang, Oregon Health and Science Univ. (United States)
Ou Tan, Oregon Health and Science Univ. (United States)
David Huang, Oregon Health and Science Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7889:
Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedicine XV
James G. Fujimoto; Joseph A. Izatt; Valery V. Tuchin, Editor(s)

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