Christian Simader

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PURPOSE There is evidence from several large-scale clinical trials that reduced intake of lutein, a major component of the macular pigment, is a risk factor for the development of AMD. In the present study (LISA; Lutein Intervention Study Austria) it was hypothesized that lutein supplementation increases macular pigment optical density (MPOD). In addition,(More)
PURPOSE To test the hypothesis that human choroidal blood flow (ChBF) may depend, not only on ocular perfusion pressure (OPP), but also on absolute mean arterial pressure (MAP) and intraocular pressure (IOP). METHODS There were two study days in an open design. On the first day, OPP was varied by elevating IOP during a squatting-induced increase in MAP(More)
We propose a method to predict treatment response patterns based on spatio-temporal disease signatures extracted from longitudinal spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) images. We extract spatio-temporal disease signatures describing the underlying retinal structure and pathology by transforming total retinal thickness maps into a joint(More)
Patient movements during the acquisition of SD-OCT scans create substantial motion artefacts in the volumetric data that hinder registration and 3D analysis and can be mistaken for pathologies. In this paper we propose a method to correct these artefacts using a single volume scan while still retaining the overall shape of the retina. The method was(More)
PURPOSE It has been shown that stimulation with diffuse luminance flicker induces vasodilatation in the human retina and increases optic nerve head (ONH) blood flow. The present study was designed to investigate the influence of a short-term increase in intraocular pressure on flicker-induced changes in ONH blood flow and retinal vessel diameters. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To determine the reproducibility among readers of two independent certified centres, the Vienna Reading Center (VRC) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Reading Center (UW-FPRC) for optical coherence tomography (OCT) images in age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS Fast macular thickness scans and 6 mm cross hair scans(More)
PURPOSE To analyze the functional and morphologic effects of different ranibizumab treatment regimens on retinal and subretinal as well as sub-RPE compartments in neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and manual segmentation software. METHODS Twenty-seven eyes of 27 patients with(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effects of intravitreal ranibizumab on retinal function and morphology and to identify a correlation between anatomy and function by using spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SDOCT). METHODS Twenty-three patients affected by neovascular AMD received three injections of ranibizumab in three consecutive months and were(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To evaluate efficacy and safety of intravitreal aflibercept (IVT-AFL) in Japanese patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (wAMD) from the VIEW 2 trial. METHODS In this double-masked study, patients were randomised to: 0.5 mg IVT-AFL every 4 weeks (0.5q4); 2 mg IVT-AFL every 4 weeks (2q4); 2 mg IVT-AFL every 8 weeks (2q8) after 3(More)