Basic technique and anatomically imposed limitations of confocal scanning laser Doppler flowmetry at the optic nerve head level

Mitra Sehi

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Abstract

Many studies have suggested an association between blood flow dysregulation and glaucomatous damage to the optic nerve. Confocal scanning laser Doppler flowmetry (CSLDF) is a technique that measures the capillary blood flow of the retina and optic nerve head and provides a two-dimensional map of ocular perfusion in these areas. This review discusses the anatomy of the anterior optic nerve vasculature and the capabilities and limitations of the CSLDF. Methods to minimize error and to acquire more reliable measurements of capillary blood flow are also outlined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e1-e11
JournalActa Ophthalmologica
Volume89
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2011

Keywords

  • blood flow in glaucoma
  • Heidelberg Retina Flowmeter
  • microcirculation
  • optic nerve head blood flow
  • retinal blood flow
  • scanning laser Doppler blood flowmetry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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