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Advances in Diagnostic Imaging Technologies to Evaluate the Retina and the Optic Disc


Publishing date
30 Jan 2015
Status
Published
Submission deadline
12 Sep 2014

1University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain

2University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy

3University of Siena, Siena, Italy

4University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy


Advances in Diagnostic Imaging Technologies to Evaluate the Retina and the Optic Disc

Description

Diagnostic and therapeutic decisions based on the outcomes of imaging technologies have become a common procedure in ophthalmology. New devices and tools for evaluating the retina and the optic nerve head, such as spectral-domain optical coherence tomography, are widely used in clinical practice. These technologies provide objective, quantitative measurements and in vivo time images of ocular structures. The performance of imaging devices has been constantly improved, and therefore, the knowledge of their new possibilities, as well as the understanding of their advantages and limitations must be updated to optimize their management by clinicians.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles that help update the knowledge in imaging technologies from a clinical approach. The risk of developing visual disability and blindness as a consequence of glaucoma or retinal diseases varies largely among affected individuals. Personalized testing strategies and tailored therapeutic interventions may help to effectively reduce visual impairment. We are particularly interested in articles describing novel tools and the role of optical coherence tomography to provide better care to patients. Nevertheless, we encourage authors to submit manuscripts concerning any method to evaluate the retina or the optic disc.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Applicability of imaging technologies for evaluating ocular tissues and structures (e.g. optical coherence tomography, scanning laser polarimetry, confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy)
  • Design of new tools or adaptation of existing methods for the detection of specific ocular disorders
  • Modifications of current techniques to improve the accuracy of the measurements (e.g. adaptive optics)
  • Enhancement of image processing algorithms to optimize the diagnosis and management of ocular diseases
  • Relationship of imaging studies to the pathogenesis of diseases affecting the retina and the optic disc
  • Structural tests for diagnosing and monitoring glaucoma
  • Optical coherence tomography in macular and retinal diseases
  • Imaging of the optic nerve head in neuroophthalmology
  • Intraoperative imaging of the retina and the optic disc
  • Telemedicine based on imaging technologies for remote diagnosis of ocular diseases (e.g. diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusions, glaucoma)

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 371312
  • - Editorial

Advances in Diagnostic Imaging Technologies to Evaluate the Retina and the Optic Disc

Antonio Ferreras | Michele Figus | ... | Michele Iester
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 729392
  • - Clinical Study

Repeatability and Reproducibility of Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Parameters Measured by Scanning Laser Polarimetry with Enhanced Corneal Compensation in Normal and Glaucomatous Eyes

Mirian Ara | Antonio Ferreras | ... | Paolo Frezzotti
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 813242
  • - Review Article

Does Posterior Capsule Opacification Affect the Results of Diagnostic Technologies to Evaluate the Retina and the Optic Disc?

Jose Javier Garcia-Medina | Monica del Rio-Vellosillo | ... | Maria Dolores Pinazo-Duran
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 832863
  • - Research Article

Comparison of Macular Thickness in Patients with Keratoconus and Control Subjects Using the Cirrus HD-OCT

R. L. Brautaset | R. Rosén | ... | M. Nilsson
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 268796
  • - Clinical Study

Ganglion Cell Complex Evaluation in Exudative Age-Related Macular Degeneration after Repeated Intravitreal Injections of Ranibizumab

Andrea Perdicchi | Giacomo Peluso | ... | Santi Maria Recupero
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 571314
  • - Clinical Study

Can Variability of Pattern ERG Signal Help to Detect Retinal Ganglion Cells Dysfunction in Glaucomatous Eyes?

Alberto Mavilio | Francesca Scrimieri | Donato Errico
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 981471
  • - Research Article

Relationship between Outer Retinal Layers Thickness and Visual Acuity in Diabetic Macular Edema

Raymond L. M. Wong | Jacky W. Y. Lee | ... | Ian Y. H. Wong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 160454
  • - Review Article

Advanced Morphological and Functional Magnetic Resonance Techniques in Glaucoma

Rodolfo Mastropasqua | Luca Agnifili | ... | Giorgio Marchini
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 968672
  • - Research Article

Structural and Function Correlation of Cone Packing Utilizing Adaptive Optics and Microperimetry

Dabir Supriya | Mangalesh Shwetha | ... | Bharath Hegde
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 752957
  • - Research Article

Novel Method for Automated Analysis of Retinal Images: Results in Subjects with Hypertensive Retinopathy and CADASIL

Michele Cavallari | Claudio Stamile | ... | Francesco Orzi
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