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Small- and wide-angle backscattering from rabbit cornea measured ex vivo by optical coherence tomography and confocal microscopy
Author(s): Alexander I. Kholodnykh; Sergey Yu. Treschev; Massoud Motamedi
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Paper Abstract

Results of comparative ex vivo measurements of backscattering from rabbit cornea made by optical coherency tomography and confocal microscopy strongly suggests the existence of small angle backscattering from the cornea. Apparently, this is associated with a zero order peak of diffraction on the corneal fibril "lattice" structure, which was first suggested by D. Maurice in 1957 as a physical basis of corneal transparency. By using water suspension of polystyrene spheres as a scattering standard, absolute values of backscattering coefficients of normally hydrated cornea for wide and small angle backscattering and degree of fibrils arrangement could be estimated.

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Date Published: 13 April 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5690, Coherence Domain Optical Methods and Optical Coherence Tomography in Biomedicine IX, (13 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.591042
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Alexander I. Kholodnykh, The Univ. of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (United States)
Sergey Yu. Treschev, The Univ. of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (United States)
Massoud Motamedi, The Univ. of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5690:
Coherence Domain Optical Methods and Optical Coherence Tomography in Biomedicine IX
Valery V. Tuchin; Joseph A. Izatt; James G. Fujimoto, Editor(s)

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