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Optical Engineering

Laser exposure analysis for a near-infrared ocular interferometer
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Paper Abstract

Ocular interferometry has potential value in a variety of ocular measurement applications, including measuring ocular thicknesses, topography of ocular surfaces or the wavefront of the eye. Of particular interest is using interferometry for characterizing corneal shape and irregular corneal features, making this technology attractive due to its inherent accuracy and spatial resolution. A particular challenge of designing an ocular interferometer is determining safe laser exposure levels to the eye, including both the retina and anterior segment. Described here are the laser exposure standards relevant in the interferometer design and the corresponding calculations and results. The results of this work can be used to aid in the design of similar laser-based systems for ocular evaluation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 June 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Opt. Eng. 51(6) 064301 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.51.6.064301
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 51, Issue 6
Show Author Affiliations
Brian C. Primeau, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Goldie L. Goldstein, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
John E. Greivenkamp, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)


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