Thursday, October 18, 2012

Quantifying Blood Flow in Choroid

Figure Miura 2012 IOVS.Our colleague Masahiro Miura from Tokyo Medical University recently reported our first trial of quantification of choroidal blood flow. He utilized a custom made Doppler optical coherence tomography with a probe beam at 1.0-um band. The Doppler signal at the choroid was further processed with a structural structural information of the vessel. Finally an absolute velocities of choroidal blood flow in in vivo human eyes were presented.
     The details are presented in a recent issue of Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science.

>> Abstract and full length article on the journal web-site

Citation: M. Miura, S. Makita, T. Iwasaki, Y. Yasuno, "An approach to measure blood flow in single choroidal vessel using Doppler optical coherence tomography," Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 53, 7137-7141 (2012).