Peripapillary vessel parameters from optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) 4.5×4.5 mm scans in nonglaucomatous and glaucomatous eyes showed high repeatability and reproducibility, with higher reliability for commercially developed OCTA parameters compared with custom OCTA parameters.
The purpose of this study was to assess intrasession repeatability versus intersession reproducibility of peripapillary vessel parameters from 4.5×4.5 mm OCTA scans in nonglaucomatous eyes and glaucomatous eyes.
Materials and Methods:
In a longitudinal study, peripapillary OCTA scans were quantified using research-oriented custom quantification software that calculated vessel area density (VAD) and flux and clinic-oriented commercially developed software (Cirrus 11.0) that calculated perfusion density (PD) and flux index (FI). Intrasession repeatability and intersession reproducibility were evaluated using within-eye coefficient of variation (CVW) and intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC).
With 127 nonglaucomatous eyes, intrasession CVW for VAD, PD, flux, and FI were 1.900%, 1.174%, 2.787%, and 1.425%, respectively. The intersession CVW were 2.039%, 1.606%, 4.053%, and 2.798%, respectively. Intrasession ICC ranged from 0.903 to 0.956, and intersession ICC ranged from 0.850 to 0.896. Among 144 glaucomatous eyes, intrasession CVW for VAD, PD, flux, and FI were: 3.841%, 1.493%, 5.009%, and 2.432%, respectively. The intersession CVW were 4.991%, 2.155%, 6.360%, and 3.458%, respectively. Intrasession ICC ranged from 0.956 to 0.969, and intersession ICC ranged from 0.918 to 0.964.
Among nonglaucomatous and glaucomatous eyes, the majority of peripapillary OCTA vessel parameters from 4.5×4.5 mm scans had greater intrasession repeatability than intersession reproducibility. There was a greater agreement for the commercially developed quantification parameters than for their custom quantification counterparts.