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Optical coherence tomography for an adaptive optics retina camera
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Paper Abstract

We have constructed a parallel optical coherence tomographic (OCT) system that is designed to work with adaptive optics (AO) for imaging single cells in the living human retina. The high-axial resolution of OCT combined with the high-transverse resolution of AO provides a powerful imaging tool whose image quality can surpass either methodology performing alone. 3-D reconstructions were obtained of a stack of cover slips and in vitro bovine retina. Reconstructions of the bovine retina contained sufficient sensitivity to reveal clear stratification of several retinal and choroidal layers, and arrangement of individual blood vessels. The results suggest that an OCT-AO camera should substantially improve our ability to detect single cells in the retina over the current state-of-the-art AO retina cameras.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 2003
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 4829, 19th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for the Quality of Life, (19 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.529196
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Donald T. Miller, Indiana Univ. (United States)
Junle Qu, Indiana Univ. (United States)
Ravi S. Jonnal, Indiana Univ. (United States)
Huawei Zhao, Indiana Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4829:
19th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for the Quality of Life
Giancarlo C. Righini; Anna Consortini, Editor(s)

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