Retinal blood flow detection in diabetic patients by Doppler Fourier domain optical coherence tomography

Yimin Wang, Amani Fawzi, Ou Tan, John Gil-Flamer, David Huang

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Abstract

We present human retinal blood flow investigation for diabetic patients using Doppler Fourier domain optical coherence tomography (FD-OCT). The scanning pattern consisted of two concentric circles around the optic nerve head. The blood flow in one patient with diabetes and no retinpathy and another patient with treated proliferative diabetic retinopathy were measured. The patient without retinopathy showed a total blood flow value at the lower level of the normal range. The flow distribution between superior and inferior retina was balanced. The patient with diabetic retinopathy had a flow value lower than the normal people. Our study shows that Doppler FD-OCT can be used to evaluate the total retinal blood flow in patients with retinal diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4061-4073
Number of pages13
JournalOptics express
Volume17
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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