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Laser Doppler investigation of blood flow in capillary tubes
Author(s): YeshaYahou Levy; F. Christo; A. Romano
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Paper Abstract

The paper describes the development of laser Doppler anemometer system for the determination of in vivo retinal blood velocity and to provide information relevant to the flow of blood in the human retina. Due to the large dimension of the laser Doppler measurements probe volume relative to a typical retinal blood vessel, a special correction scheme has to be applied. In the present work the ratio of probe volume length to tube diameter was about 2.0, which unless compensated for could result in inaccuracies larger than 20% when attempting to recover the flow rate within the vessel. In order to investigate the magnitude of the phenomena, we devised a two phase flow (liquid-solid) experimental system. The program was designed to verify the ability of the maximum velocity (at the tube center) to represent the average cross sectional velocity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2079, Laser Applications in Ophthalmology, (15 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.168727
Show Author Affiliations
YeshaYahou Levy, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (Israel)
F. Christo, Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
A. Romano, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2079:
Laser Applications in Ophthalmology
Shlomo Timor Melamed, Editor(s)

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