Revisiting the vascular theory of glaucoma using optical coherence tomography angiography

Harsha Rao

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Abstract

Glaucoma is an eye disease that can cause permanent loss of vision. In addition to increased pressure within the eye, decreased blood supply to the nerve of the eye is also believed to be an important cause of glaucoma. The current thesis shows that a new non-invasive technology: OCT (optical coherence tomography) angiography, measures the blood supply to the nerve of the eye efficiently. It also confirms that the blood supply is reduced in glaucoma. An effective way of preventing glaucoma blindness is to detect the disease early. The current thesis shows that OCT angiography is no better than the currently used methods in the early detection of glaucoma.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Webers, Carroll, Supervisor
  • Weinreb, Robert N., Supervisor, External person
Award date9 Feb 2018
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Publisher
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • glaucoma
  • optical coherence tomography angiography
  • peripapillary vessel density
  • macular vessel density

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