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Study Results from Singapore National University in the Area of Glaucoma Reported (Recent advances in OCT imaging of the lamina cribrosa)

August 8, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Investigators discuss new findings in Eye Diseases and Conditions. According to news reporting from Singapore, Singapore, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "The lamina cribrosa (LC) is believed to be the site of injury to retinal ganglion cell axons in glaucoma. The ability to visualise this structure has the potential to help increase our understanding of the disease and be useful in the early detection of glaucoma."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Singapore National University, "While for many years the research on the LC was essentially dependent on histology and modelling, a number of recent advances in optical coherence tomography (OCT) have dramatically improved the ability to visualise the LC, such that it is now possible to image the LC in vivo in humans and animals. In this review, we highlight recent advances in OCT imaging of the LC, in the technology, processing and analysis, and discuss the impact that these will have on the ability to diagnose and monitor glaucoma, as well as to expand our understanding of its pathophysiology."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "With this manuscript, we aspire to share our excitement on the achievements and potential of recent developments as well as advise caution regarding the challenges that remain before imaging of the LC and optic nerve can be used routinely in clinical practice."

For more information on this research see: Recent advances in OCT imaging of the lamina cribrosa. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 2014;98():34-39. British Journal of Ophthalmology can be contacted at: Bmj Publishing Group, British Med Assoc House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JR, England. (BMJ Publishing Group - group.bmj.com/; British Journal of Ophthalmology - bjo.bmj.com/)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting I.A. Sigal, Singapore National University, Dept. of Biomed Engn, In Vivo Biomech Lab, Singapore 117548, Singapore. Additional authors for this research include B. Wang, N.G. Strouthidis, T. Akagi and M.J.A. Girard (see also Eye Diseases and Conditions).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Glaucoma, Eye Diseases and Conditions, Optical Coherence Tomography

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