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Fig. 5 | Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection

Fig. 5

From: The broad spectrum of application of optical coherence tomography angiography to the anterior segment of the eye in inflammatory conditions: a review of the literature

Fig. 5

Optical coherence tomography angiography of inflamed iris highlights the anatomy of the vessels. A single branch of a long posterior ciliary artery (LPCA) in the vicinity of the iris root gives rise to a major arterial circle (arrows) traveling almost perpendicular in the iris body. In the pupillary margin, the lesser iris circles (arrow heads) are clearly visible, bridging adjacent vascular networks. At the root of the iris, a hyperreflective band (asterisks) runs almost continuously, representing the limbal circulation. Anterior to that the ciliary circulation is obscured due to the fact that the vessels dive deep towards the ciliary bodies thus being below the focal plane of the optical coherence tomography

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