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1. EP3342327 - QUANTIFICATION OF LOCAL CIRCULATION WITH OCT ANGIOGRAPHY

Office
European Patent Office
Application Number 18153461
Application Date 10.09.2013
Publication Number 3342327
Publication Date 04.07.2018
Publication Kind A1
IPC
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026Measuring blood flow
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02Interferometers
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026Measuring blood flow
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Applicants UNIV OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE
Inventors HUANG DAVID
JIA YALI
TOKAYER JASON
TAN OU
Designated States
Priority Data 13835171 10.09.2013 EP
16206190 10.09.2013 EP
201261699257 10.09.2012 US
201361799502 15.03.2013 US
Title
(DE) QUANTIFIZIERUNG EINER LOKALEN ZIRKULATION MIT OCT-ANGIOGRAFIE
(EN) QUANTIFICATION OF LOCAL CIRCULATION WITH OCT ANGIOGRAPHY
(FR) QUANTIFICATION DE CIRCULATION LOCALE AU MOYEN D'ANGIOGRAPHIE OCT
Abstract
(EN) Impaired intraocular blood flow within vascular beds in the human eye are associated with certain ocular diseases including, for example, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration. A reliable method to quantify blood flow in one or more of the various intraocular vascular beds could provide insight into the vascular component of ocular disease pathophysiology. Using ultrahigh-speed optical coherence tomography (OCT), a new 3D angiography algorithm called split-spectrum amplitude-decorrelation angiography (SSADA) was developed for imaging microcirculation within different intraocular regions including, for example, the ocular disc, the temporal ellipse, the peripapillary retina, the peripapillary choroid, the macular retina, the macular choroid, the fovea avascular zone, and the area of non-perfusion. As described herein, a method to quantify SSADA results was developed and used to detect perfusion changes in early stage ocular disease. Associated embodiments relating to methods for quantitatively measuring blood flow at various intraocular vasculature sites, systems for practicing such methods, and use of such methods and systems for diagnosing certain ocular diseases are herein described.