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Based in Oakland, NJ, Topcon is a comprehensive diagnostic device manufacturer within the worldwide eye care community. It introduced the world’s first commercial back-of-the-eye Spectral Domain (SD) and Swept Source (SS) optical coherence tomography (OCT) systems, which have driven innovation in eye care. More recently, to develop the most efficient, pragmatic and state-of-the-art solutions, Topcon formed a new strategic division, Topcon Healthcare Solutions, whose primary objective is to create world-class software solutions for the eye care industry and beyond. The company's products enable the collection and visualization of a wide range of imaging and clinical data while providing quantitative and clinical analysis capabilities. Topcon’s software gives clinicians access to patient exam data captured from OCTs, Visual Fields, Fundus Cameras, and other Topcon and third-party devices. Topcon leverages its new data management system called Topcon Harmony, where practition...

Optical Coherence Tomography Retinal Nerve Fibre Layer and Ganglion Cell Complex Measurements in Normal Southern Nigerian Eyes

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Introduction Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. It is more severe in people with African heritage, and intraocular pressure remains the only modifiable risk factor in managing glaucoma. Attempts to improve the diagnosis and monitoring of glaucoma are ongoing. One of those attempts is the development of optical coherence tomography (OCT). However, there is a theoretical possibility of a delayed or wrong diagnosis of glaucoma using the OCT because of racial, age, and sex differences in the RNFL (retina nerve fibre layer), GCL (ganglion cell layer), and GCL+IPL (ganglion cell layer and inner plexiform layer) thickness. Objective This study aims to provide the measurements of RNFL, GCL, and GCL+IPL in normal eyes of southern Nigerian patients and specifically to evaluate the relationship of these measurements to gender, age, intra-eye variability, and the Topcon SD-OCT normative database. Method Three hundred and four eyes of 152 patients who had normal O...

Repeatability of choriocapillaris flow voids by optical coherence tomography angiography in central serous chorioretinopathy

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Purpose To assess the repeatability of flow signal voids (FSV) measurements of the choriocapillaris (CC) and choroid (CH) in central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR) by Swept-Source optical coherence tomography angiography (SS-OCTA). Methods Cross-sectional study including 104 eyes of 52 patients with unilateral CSCR. Two consecutive macular 6x6 mm SS-OCTA scans (Plex Elite 9000; Zeiss, Dublin, CA) were obtained from the affected eyes with persistent subretinal fluid (SRF) (CSCR group) and the fellow unaffected eyes (control group). FSV area and the number of contours measurements were analyzed using three slabs: inner CC, outer CC and CH. The repeatability of the measurements was assessed with intraclass correlation coefficients (ICC) and coefficients of variation (CV). Results In the CSCR group, ICCs for the FSV area in the three slabs were all ≥0.859, observing higher values for the outer CC and the CH (0.959 and 0.964) than for the inner CC (0.859). Similar ICC values were obt...

Multimodal Imaging in Iris Vascular Tumors: A Case Series


Iris vascular tumors are very unusual and tend to affect middle-aged and older adults. We report a case series of four adult patients with vascular alterations of the iris. Two patients were diagnosed with simple iris arteriovenous malformation (IAVM) and two with iris microhemangiomatosis (IM). Although the diagnosis is typically clinic, multimodal imaging techniques, especially anterior segment fluorescein angiography (AS-FA), anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT), and optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A), improve the accuracy and delimitation of their attributes and extension. Differential diagnosis with angle or iris neovascularization, melanoma, and other iris vascular tumors is essential to avoid unnecessary tests and treatments. ( Read Full Article )

Serial choriocapillaris flow changes in eyes with branched retinal vascular obstruction (BRVO)

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Purpose To evaluate the choriocapillaris (CC) flow changes in branched retinal vascular obstruction (BRVO) on optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). Methods Retrospective analysis of 29 patients with unilateral BRVO (58 eyes, including unaffected fellow eyes for controls). 4.5 x 4.5 mm macular scans were divided into 4 quadrants. Serial analyses were conducted on CC flow voids of the opposite quadrant to the active occluded area in BRVO eyes. Each of the quadrants were also compared to the occluded quadrant of resolved eyes and the contralateral quadrant of fellow eyes by matched data analysis. A regression analysis was performed on the several parameters (Choroidal thickness; CT, Choroidal vascularity index; CVI, Central macular thickness; CMT, The number of intravitreal injections) and CC flow voids. Results The CC flow void increased sequentially: The uninvolved quadrant of acute BRVO-affected eyes, that of resolved eyes after 3-month/1-year, the contralateral quadrant ...

Optical Coherence Tomography Can Predict Visual Acuity in Children with Optic Nerve Hypoplasia

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Purpose: Optic nerve hypoplasia (ONH) is a common cause of visual impairment in children. Clinical complexity can cause diagnostic delay and difficulties predicting visual outcome. We evaluated whether optical coherence tomography (OCT) can improve the diagnosis and prediction of vision. Methods: Thirty-seven eyes with ONH from 12 girls and 8 boys, median age 10.5 years (range 2.8– 18.9 years), were included in this cross-sectional cohort study. The majority, 17/20, had bilateral ONH. Ophthalmological assessments included best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), fundus photography, measurement of the peripapillary retinal nerve fibre layer (pRNFL), macular ganglion cell complex (GCC), Bruch’s membrane opening (BMO) and visual fields. We compared OCT parameters with comparison data collected on 140 healthy individuals 5 to 25 years old. Pearson’s correlation coefficient was used to determine the correlation of OCT parameters and BCVA. Results: OCT demonstrated thinner m...

Patterns of Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging in Preperimetric Open Angle Glaucoma: A Comparative Study With Young-Age-Onset and Old-Age-Onset Eyes

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Précis: Optic coherence tomography imaging in preperimetric open angle glaucoma (OAG) differed between young-age-onset and old-age-onset eyes. Inferior and superior quadrants were thinner in young and old-age-onset eyes, respectively. Understanding the specific patterns of early glaucomatous damage based on age-at-onset may improve glaucoma diagnosis and monitoring. Purpose: To investigate the patterns of retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) and macular ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer (GCIPL) thinning in preperimetric OAG by optical coherence tomography based on age at onset (“young-age onset (<40 y)” vs. “old-age onset (≥40 y)”. Materials and Methods: The RNFL and GCIPL deviation images were acquired by Cirrus HD-optical coherence tomography, and overlaid, thus converted to a “deviation frequency map”, respectively. The topographic thinning patterns and parameters of RNFL and GCIPL thickness measurements were compared. Results: A tot...

Macular thickness and its associated factors in a Chinese rural adult population: the Handan Eye Study

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Purpose To describe the normal macular thickness and assess its associations. Methods The Handan Eye Follow-up Study was conducted between 2012 and 2013. Macular thickness was scanned by spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT). The built-in software generated a retinal thickness (RT) map, which was divided into three regions (central, internal and external regions) and nine quadrants (one in central and four in internal and external regions each). Results For 5394 subjects in the Handan Eye Follow-up Study, 4793 received OCT examination, 2946 of whom (accounting for 61.46% of the total subjects, mean age 58.91±10.95, 55.6% were women) were included for analysis. The mean RT in central macula, inner and outer rings were (237.38 µm±23.05 µm), (309.77 µm±18.36 µm) and (278.29 µm±14.38 µm), respectively (overall difference, p<0.001). In inner ring, the RT in temporal was thinnest, followed b...

Swept source optical coherence tomography imaging in macular coloboma


A 20-year-old man presented with outward deviation of his left eye since birth. Best-corrected visual acuity was 20/40, N12 in the right eye and 20/125, N18 in the left eye, with subnormal color vision of 8/17 in both eyes. There were no known systemic ailments. Dilated fundus examination revealed a well-defined, punched-out, macular lesion measuring about 2.5 disc diameters (DD) in right eye (A) and 4 DD in the left eye (D). The base of the lesion showed bare sclera, with several large choroidal vessels, and the edge showed retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) atrophy. These features were suggestive of bilateral macular coloboma. Swept source optical coherence tomography (Topcon DRI OCT Triton plus; Tokyo, Japan) showed deep, bowl-shaped excavations of the sclera (B, C) corresponding to the colobomatous areas, with loss of overlying neurosensory retina, RPE, and choroid. A thin, membranous structure is seen overlying the area of bared sclera, which may be the internal limiting membrane...

Comparison of Spectral-Domain OCT versus Swept-Source OCT for the Detection of Deep Optic Disc Drusen

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Abstract: Deep optic disc drusen (ODD) are located below Bruch’s membrane opening (BMO) and may go undetected due to the challenges in imaging them. The purpose of this study is a head-to-head comparison of currently widely used imaging technologies: swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT; DRI OCT-1 Triton, Topcon) and enhanced depth imaging spectral- domain optical coherence tomography (EDI SD-OCT; Spectralis OCT, Heidelberg Engineering) for the detection of deep ODD and associated imaging features. The eyes included in this study had undergone high-resolution imaging via both EDI SD-OCT and SS-OCT volume scans, which showed at least one deep ODD or a hyperreflective line (HL). Grading was performed by three graders in a masked fashion. The study findings are based on 46 B-scan stacks of 23 eyes including a total of 79 81 scan s. For scan images with ODD located above or below the level of BMO, no significant difference was found between the two modalities compared...

Glaucoma Diagnostic Performance of Retinal Blood Flow Measurement With Doppler Optical Coherence Tomography

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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of retinal blood flow (RBF) measured with the Doppler optical coherence tomography (OCT) segmental scanning method to distinguish between healthy and glaucoma eyes. Methods: Fifty-eight patients with normal tension glaucoma (NTG) who had a single-hemifield visual field defect and 44 age-matched healthy subjects were enrolled. Retinal nerve fiber layer thickness (RNFLT) was measured with swept-source OCT. Superior and inferior temporal arteries (TAs) and temporal veins (TVs) RBF were measured with Doppler OCT. The area under the curve (AUC) of the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) was used to compare the diagnostic performances in the damaged and normal hemispheres. Results: Multivariate regression analysis showed TA RBF and TV RBF were significantly reduced in the damaged and normal hemispheres. The ROC analysis showed that the AUC for quadrant RNFLT, TA RBF, and TV RBF were 0.973, 0.909, and 0.872 i...

Training deep learning models to work on multiple devices by cross domain learning with no additional annotations

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Purpose To create an unsupervised cross domain segmentation algorithm for segmenting intraretinal fluid and retinal layers on normal and pathologic macular optical coherence tomography (OCT) images from different manufacturers and camera devices. Design We sought to use Generative Adversarial Networks (GAN) to generalize a segmentation model trained on one OCT device to segment B-scans obtained from a different OCT device manufacturer in a fully unsupervised approach without labeled data from the latter manufacturer. Subjects A total of 732 OCT B-scans from four different OCT devices (Heidelberg Spectralis, Topcon 1000, Maestro2, and Zeiss Plex Elite 9000). Methods We developed an unsupervised GAN model, GANSeg, to segment seven retinal layers and intraretinal fluid in Topcon 1000 OCT images (domain B) that only had access to labeled data on Heidelberg Spectralis images (domain A). GANSeg was unsupervised as it only had access to 110 Heidelberg labeled OCTs, and 556 raw and unlabele...

Novel High-Resolution Imaging Using ANTERION Optical Coherence Tomography to Assess Fluid Reservoir Change in Scleral Lens Periphery

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Objectives: To assess scleral lens fluid reservoir (FR) change simultaneously in four quadrants with single acquisition using novel ANTERION anterior segment swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT). Methods: A prospective, observational, clinical study of 18 subjects (30 eyes) was performed on adults fitted with a scleral lens for ocular surface disease (n=8), irregular cornea/scar (n=7), and corneal ectasia (n=15). ANTERION anterior segment SS-OCT imaging was obtained at the initial visit and at the follow-up to determine pre and post scleral lens settling, measured in microns, centrally and peripherally. Peripheral measurements were grouped into four quadrants. Repeated-measures ANOVA was performed comparing vault post minus pre differences by quadrant, and TTests comparing difference in FR by lens design were performed with a significant threshold at P<0.05. Results: The mean central scleral lens settling was significant at -48.3±41.7 μm. The change in FR ...

The Effects of chronic smoking on retinal vascular densities and choroidal thicknesses measured by optical coherence tomography angiography


Purpose: To examine the effects of chronic smoking on vascular density in superficial and deep retinal vascular plexuses and choroidal thicknesses. Method: Superficial and deep vessel densities and choroidal thicknesses of smoking volunteers and healthy non-smoking volunteers were measured with the Topcon DRI OCT-1 Tritron® device and compared with each other. Results: This study included 108 eyes of 54 smoking volunteers and 108 eyes of 54 healthy volunteers as a control group. The average superficial vascular density index and deep vascular density indexes of smokers were found to be 39.81 ± 1.5% and 42.53 ± 1.9%, respectively (P = 0.53), while the non-smoking control group was 40.09 ± 1.3% and 41.57 ± 1.6%, respectively (P = 0.006). Average choroidal thicknesses were 284.22 ± 59 in smokers and 270.72 ± 61 in the control group (P = 0.247). Also, smoking quantity per day x years was found to be significantly negatively correlated with a...

Bridging the resources gap: deep learning for fluorescein angiography and optical coherence tomography macular thickness map image translation

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Bridging the resources gap: deep learning for fluorescein angiography and optical coherence tomography macular thickness map image translation 355 (2022) [Cite this article](#citeas) 1 Altmetric - Abstract Background To assess the ability of the pix2pix generative adversarial network (pix2pix GAN) to synthesize clinically useful optical coherence tomography (OCT) color-coded macular thickness maps based on a modest-sized original fluorescein angiography (FA) dataset and the reverse, to be used as a plausible alternative to either imaging technique in patients with diabetic macular edema (DME). Methods Original images of 1,195 eyes of 708 nonconsecutive diabetic patients with or without DME were retrospectively ... ( Read Full Article )


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