Maria P Bambo

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PURPOSE We calculated and validated a linear discriminant function (LDF) for Fourier domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) to improve the diagnostic ability of retinal and retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness parameters in the detection of Alzheimer's disease (AD). METHODS We enrolled AD patients (n = 151) and age-matched, healthy subjects (n =(More)
BackgroundTo evaluate and compare the ability of two Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) devices to detect retinal and retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) atrophy in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) compared with healthy subjects; to test the intra-session reliability of two OCT devices in AD patients and healthy subjects.MethodsAD patients(More)
AIMS To determine whether there is an association between retinal thinning and functional rating scales in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients with PD (n=153) and controls (n=242) underwent evaluations of the macula and retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) using two new-generation Fourier domain optical coherence tomography(More)
Editor, A t the present time, researchers are searching for biomarkers and tools to detect the Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in early phases, especially in high-risk families, and to monitor disease progression. Recent studies have revealed degenerative changes in optic nerve fibers, causing thinning of the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) in patients with AD(More)
PurposeTo demonstrate axonal loss in the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) of patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and to evaluate the ability of Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) to detect RNFL degeneration and retinal thinning in these patients.MethodsPD patients (n=100) and healthy subjects (n=100) were included in the study and(More)
PURPOSE In the present study, we evaluated changes in the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) and optic disk color (i.e., the level of paleness as an indirect sign of axonal loss) in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) compared with healthy controls. The usefulness of this method as a new biomarker for AD was also evaluated. METHODS Fifty-six patients(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the thickness of the 10 retinal layers of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) using a new segmentation technology of the Spectralis optical coherence tomography (OCT) and to determine whether the thickness of specific layers predicts neurodegeneration or AD severity. METHODS Patients with AD (n = 150) and age-matched healthy(More)
Objective. To evaluate a new method of measuring hemoglobin (Hb) levels and quantifying the color changes in the optic nerve head of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients. We also compared differences in retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thicknesses obtained using spectral domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) device between PD group and healthy group.(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effect of uncomplicated cataract phacoemulsification on the measurements of visual evoked potentials (VEP), pattern electroretinogram (PERG), and macular and retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) using 2 spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) instruments, the Cirrus OCT (Carl Zeiss Meditech) and Spectralis OCT (Heidelberg(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the ability of visual evoked potentials and pattern electroretinograms (PERG) to detect subclinical axonal damage in patients during the early diagnostic stage of multiple sclerosis (MS). The authors also compared the ability of optical coherence tomography (OCT), PERG, and visual evoked potentials to detect axonal loss in MS patients(More)