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New technique can help to non-invasively assess progression of sickle cell retinopathy – News-Medical.Net

Ophthalmologists at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai have created a new technique to evaluate patients with sickle cell retinopathy and assess the…

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Ophthalmologists at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai have created a new technique to evaluate patients with sickle cell retinopathy and assess the disease before it progresses and leads to permanent vision loss.
Using optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography-;an advanced imaging system that captures the motion of red blood cells in blood vessels non-invasively-;the researchers discovered that sequential imaging of affected retinal blood flow in sickle cell patients can help assess…

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