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Ighovwerha Ofotokun, Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine, 49 Jesse Hill Jr Drive SE, Atlanta, GA, 30303; Tel: (404) 616-0659; Fax: (404) 616-0592 Email: iofotok@emory.edu

Lauren F. Collins, Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine, 49 Jesse Hill Jr Drive SE, Atlanta, GA, 30303; Tel: (404) 251-8938 Email: lauren.frances.collins@emory.edu

We sincerely thank the patients, clinicians and staff at the Emory Eye Center for their time and contributions.


Research Funding:

This work was supported by the Emory Center for AIDS Research (award number P30-AI-050409) as well as the Emory Specialized Center of Research Excellence (SCORE) on Sex Differences (award number U54AG062334 to I. O.). L. F. C. is also supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) of the National Institutes of Health [NIH] (award numbers UL1TR002378 and KL2-TL1TR002381). J. G. S and S. Y. are supported by the National Eye Institute of the NIH (award numbers K23-EY030158 to J. G. S. and R01-EY029594 to S. Y.).


  • Science & Technology
  • Life Sciences & Biomedicine
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology

Assessment of retinal microvascular health by optical coherence tomography angiography among persons with HIV


Journal Title:



Volume 35, Number 8


, Pages 1321-1324

Type of Work:

Article | Post-print: After Peer Review


Microvasculopathy may link HIV-related chronic inflammation and premature multimorbidity. In this proof-of-concept study, we used optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) to evaluate the retina as a convenient assessment of microvascular health among persons with HIV (PWH) undergoing surveillance ophthalmic care at Emory from 2018 to 2021. Among patients with longstanding HIV, OCTA identified microvascular abnormalities even among eyes without clinical retinal disease. Retinovascular evaluation by OCTA is a feasible, noninvasive technique for assessing microvasculopathy among PWH.

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This is an Open Access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/rdf).
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