Pilot study for optic coherence tomography (OCT) in patients with ischemic infarcts in the basin of the posterior cerebral artery

If damage occurs in a particular region of the brain, related changes in nerve cell structures can sometimes also be detected in other, more distant regions of the brain. The object of this study is the presentation of a possible involvement of the frontal sections of the visual system (retina) in patients who have suffered a stroke involving the rear sections of the visual system. The examinations carried out here on patients with optical coherence tomography could provide an important contribution to the understanding of the functioning of the visual system. 

This study is oriented primarily towards patients with newly occurred strokes in the basin of the posterior cerebral artery. Participation is also open to patients with circumscribed small "lacunary“ infarcts in other areas of the brain. 

Study Director: Prof. Dr. Friedemann Paul (WG Clinical Neuroimmunology, NCRC, ECRC)