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Subspecialties Glaucoma, Other, Imaging & Diagnostics

High On a Low Supply?

The first three papers describing OCT angiography (OCT-A) didn’t examine the vasculature of the eye with the technology, they examined blood flow in the outer layers of the brains of rats (1)(2)(3). It was actually the fourth that examined the human eye; in 2012, Jia et al. (4) compared optic nerve head (ONH) flow in patients with preperimetric glaucoma (PPG; n=4) with normal subjects (n=4), and found that ONH flow was significantly lower in the PPG group.

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Mark Hillen

I spent seven years as a medical writer, writing primary and review manuscripts, congress presentations and marketing materials for numerous – and mostly German – pharmaceutical companies. Prior to my adventures in medical communications, I was a Wellcome Trust PhD student at the University of Edinburgh.

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