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Mr Seyyed Mojtaba Golzan - Excellence in Higher Degree Research - Science and Engineering

ANALYSIS OF PULSATILE FUNCTION OF THE RETINAL VASCULATURE FOR NON-INVASIVE ASSESSMENT OF CEREBROSPINAL FLUID PRESSURE
Australian School of Advanced Medicine

Length: 1:42 minutes

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is produced in the cavities of the brain and circulates around the brain tissue acting as a cushion between the brain and skull. Cerebral dysfunction is diagnosed by changes in CSF pressure (CSFp). Because of infection risk caused by invasive surgical procedures for measuring CSFp, a non-invasive method for assessment of CSFp is desirable. This project aims to measure CSFp non-invasively using the vessels of the ocular circulation. Non-invasive dynamic optical techniques are used to detect changes in retinal vessel calibre and to develop relations between these changes and CSFp located at the back of the eye.