Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||Retinal vascular caliber measurements: Clinical significance, current knowledge and future perspectives||Authors:||Ikram, M.K.
Retinal image analysis
Retinal vascular caliber measurement
|Issue Date:||Apr-2013||Citation:||Ikram, M.K., Ong, Y.T., Cheung, C.Y., Wong, T.Y. (2013-04). Retinal vascular caliber measurements: Clinical significance, current knowledge and future perspectives. Ophthalmologica 229 (3) : 125-136. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1159/000342158||Abstract:||The retinal vasculature provides a unique window to assess vascular health noninvasively and directly in vivo. Advances in fundus photography and retinal image analysis techniques have enabled the objective and accurate assessment of quantitative retinal vascular caliber measurement. Over the last decade, large population-based studies have shown that retinal vascular calibers are associated with a wide range of subclinical (e.g. atherosclerosis, inflammation and endothelial dysfunction) and clinical cardiovascular diseases (hypertension, diabetes mellitus, stroke, kidney and heart diseases). However, while retinal image analysis provided exciting possibilities to study the pathogenesis of these diseases, its direct applicability in a clinical setting as a 'test' to predict cardiovascular diseases is yet to be established, particularly within the context of being used as a population screening tool. Nevertheless, with continual development of retinal imaging techniques and newer understanding of the clinical significance of these retinal changes, there remains scope for the development of retinal vascular caliber measurements as a biomarker for vascular disease risk assessment in targeted areas and patient subgroups (e.g. patients with diabetes, suspected hypertension and stroke). © 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel.||Source Title:||Ophthalmologica||URI:||http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/53549||ISSN:||00303755||DOI:||10.1159/000342158|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
Show full item record
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
checked on Apr 17, 2019
WEB OF SCIENCETM
checked on Apr 17, 2019
checked on Apr 22, 2019
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.