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Use of optical coherence tomography in retinal diseases in dogs

Grant number: 11/24039-8
Support Opportunities:Regular Research Grants
Duration: June 01, 2012 - November 30, 2014
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Veterinary Medicine - Animal Clinics and Surgery
Principal Investigator:Angélica de Mendonça Vaz Safatle
Grantee:Angélica de Mendonça Vaz Safatle
Host Institution: Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia (FMVZ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated researchers:Aline Adriana Bolzan ; Sung Eun Song Watanabe


Optical Coherence Tomography represents an extremely valuable tool in diagnosing, helpful treatment and follows up of eye diseases in the last years. It is a noninvasive, high-resolution and noncontact exam that uses light near infrared, in an interferometry system, capable to evaluate cross-sectional images of retina, with microscopic resolution. The light, when is focused in interface or anatomic tissue, can be reabsorbed, transmitted or reflected. The reflected light by tissues is captured by machine and the information processed by a computer system, producing an image that will be analyzed based on localization, shape, reflectivity and histological correlation of the structure. In Veterinary Medicine, the OCT using is not widespread, and there are no studies in Brazil, despite the high incidence of eye diseases that could be evaluated. So, conceived to implement the OCT using in dogs and evaluated the retina in healthy patients and with diabetes mellitus, retinal detachment, progressive retinal atrophy and sudden acquired retinal degeneration syndrome, standardizing its use. (AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
ANGÉLICA M.V. SAFATLE; MICHELLE B.P. BRAGA-SÁ; PAULO S.M. BARROS. Aspectos da tomografia de coerência óptica em cães com retinopatia. Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira, v. 35, n. 2, p. 153-159, . (11/24039-8)
BRAGA-SA, MICHELLE B. P.; BARROS, PAULO S. M.; JORGE, JULIANA S.; DONGO, PAMELA; FINKENSIEPER, PAULA; BOLZAN, ALINE A.; WATANABE, SUNG S.; SAFATLE, ANGELICA M. V.. Avaliação da retina de cães diabéticos pela tomografia de coerência óptica. Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira, v. 38, n. 10, p. 1966-1971, . (11/24039-8)

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