[IS-TH-39] EVER Session: Multimodal Imaging of Ocular Fundus
- Apr 03 (Thu)
- 15:30 - 17:00
- Room 7 - Tokyo International Forum 1F Hall D1
- Ocular Imaging
- Chair）Constantin Pournaras、Chair）Leopold Schmetterer
- Multimodal imaging methods have significantly improved the comprehension of the pathophysiologic mechanisms and the diagnosis and management of the ocular fundus pathologies.The combination of fundus photography (color, monochromatic or autofluorescence images) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) can help the diagnosis of fundus pathologies. Fluorescein or indocyanine green angiography still remains useful when the other exams are not conclusive. Fundus angiography can be coupled with OCT. Wide-field fluorescein or indocyanine green angiography has improved the evaluation of peripheral retinal mainly in ocular oncology cases. Ultra-widefield fundus photography and UWFA can be successfully used in the pediatric patient population and in the case of existence of hereditary retinal diseases. Retinal imaging becomes an important tool helping the diagnosis and the observation of the progression of the disease. Spectral-domain OCT and the 'en face' tomographic aspect of the vitreoretinal interface has guided the surgical approaches of the vitreoretinal interface traction related pathologies, as well as the post operative potential problems and follow up.The functional OCT allows the evaluation of the retinal blood flow and simultaneous quantification of the retinal tissue structure. It appears to be an innovating sensitive technology that is able to detect in advance changes in patients with ischemic microangiopathies.The correlation of fundus autofluorescence (FAF) with the findings of SD OCT and visual acuity (VA) in the case of patients with branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO), could help the prediction of potential restoration of the photoreceptor integrity and visual recovery in BRVO patients.