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Confocal Laser Tomographic Analysis of the Retina in Eyes With Macular Hole Formation and Other Focal Macular Diseases

Bartsch, Dirk-Uwe and Intaglietta, Marcos and Bille, Josef F. and Dreher, Andreas W. and Gharib, Morteza and Freeman, William R. (1989) Confocal Laser Tomographic Analysis of the Retina in Eyes With Macular Hole Formation and Other Focal Macular Diseases. American Journal of Ophthalmology, 108 (3). pp. 277-287. ISSN 0002-9394.

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To study the retinal surface in the human eye in normal and diseased states we used laser scanning tomography. The confocal arrangement of the Laser tomographic scanner permits examination of retinal topography in the axis perpendicular to the retinal surface. The eyes examined with the laser tomographic scanner included normal eyes, eyes with macular holes, impending macular holes, radiation retinopathy, macular edema, photocoagulation scars, subfoveal scars, and serous detachment of the fovea associated with subretinal neovascularization. The laser tomographic scanner is a new method that allows measurements of the topography of the internal limiting membrane in the macular area and may improve our understanding of the pathophysiologic characteristics and treatment of a variety of disorders of the macula.

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Gharib, Morteza0000-0002-2204-9302
Freeman, William R.0000-0003-3559-5270
Additional Information:© 1989 American Journal of Ophthalmology. Accepted for publication June 9, 1989. This study was supported by National Institutes of Health grant EY07366 (Dr. Freeman), Defense Advanced Research Program Agency-University Research Initiative program (Dr. Gharib), and National Institutes of Health grant HLIBJ2493 (Dr. Utaglietla). Parts of this study were presented at the meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Sarasota, Florida, May 4, 1989.
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