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OCT Angiography Reveals New Details in Diabetic Eyes

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What is added by OCT Angiography (OCTA)?

How does OCTA change patient care?

CASE HISTORY

Juxtafoveal Exudates

FIGURE 1: Juxtafoveal exudates; nasal and inferior nasal to macula

Oct B Scan

FIGURE 2: OCT B-scan showing exudates in the outer plexiform layer

Superficial Plexus

FIGURE 3: OCTA of the Superficial Plexus with color-coded vessel density mapping shows areas of non-perfusion around the FAZ 

CLINICAL FINDINGS

OCTA ASSESSMENT

Angiovue® OCTA provided excellent resolution of inner retinal vasculature and provided color-coded vessel density mapping at the level of the superficial and deep capillary plexi (FIGURE 3). OCTA evaluation showed:

CONCLUSION

Capillary non-perfusion and corresponding retinal vascular changes were visualized with OCTA emphasizing the need for better management of this patient’s microvascular disease. 

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PN 300-53947 | Case Study Courtesy of Julie Rodman, OD, MS, FAAO | 1. Thompson I, Durrani A, Patel S. Optical coherence tomography angiography characteristics in diabetic patients without clinical diabetic retinopathy. Eye (Lond). 2018 Dec 3. doi: 10.1038/s41433-018-0286-x.

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