Characterization of Artifacts Associated With Multicolor Confocal Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscopy.


Journal Article

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To characterize the appearance of three types of artifacts observed on multicolor confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (cSLO). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective review of 159 eyes of 96 consecutive patients from the Duke Eye Center who underwent multicolor cSLO with spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). Infrared (IR), green, blue, and multicolor reflectance images were evaluated for artifacts with corresponding SD-OCT scans available for reference. RESULTS: Multicolor cSLO artifacts were detected in 23.3% (37 of 159) of eyes and comprised three main patterns: spot, wisp, and net. Only three instances of these artifacts were detected on IR reflectance versus 34, 37, and 35 instances on green, blue, and multicolor reflectance, respectively. Artifacts were observed in 0% of eyes with clear lenses, 27.7% of eyes with cataracts, and in 20.8% of eyes with posterior chamber intraocular lenses. CONCLUSION: Awareness of spot, wisp, and net artifacts when interpreting multicolor cSLO images may facilitate the identification of true retinal pathology. [Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2017;48:810-815.].

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Feng, HL; Sharma, S; Stinnett, S; Asrani, S; Mruthyunjaya, P

Published Date

  • October 1, 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 48 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 810 - 815

PubMed ID

  • 29020424

Pubmed Central ID

  • 29020424

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2325-8179

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3928/23258160-20170928-05


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States