11 February 2011 Investigation of retinal blood flow in glaucoma patients by Doppler Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography
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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.
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Yimin Wang, Yimin Wang, Xinbo Zhang, Xinbo Zhang, Ou Tan, Ou Tan, David Huang, David Huang, "Investigation of retinal blood flow in glaucoma patients by Doppler Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography", Proc. SPIE 7889, Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedicine XV, 78890G (11 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.874237; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.874237
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