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In vivo imaging of raptor retina with ultra high resolution spectral domain optical coherence tomography
Author(s): Marco Ruggeri; James C. Major; Craig McKeown; Hassan Wehbe; Shuliang Jiao; Carmen A. Puliafito
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Paper Abstract

Among birds, raptors are well known for their exceptional eyesight, which is partly due to the unique structure of their retina. Because the raptor retina is the most advanced of any animal species, in vivo examination of its structure would be remarkable. Furthermore, a noticeable percentage of traumatic ocular injuries are identified in birds of prey presented to rehabilitation facilities. Injuries affecting the posterior segment have been considered as a major impact on raptor vision. Hence, in vivo examination of the structure of the posterior segment of the raptors would be helpful for the diagnosis of traumatized birds. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the application of ultrahigh-resolution Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography (SD-OCT) for non contact in vivo imaging of the retina of birds of prey, which to the best of our knowledge has never been attempted. For the first time we present high quality OCT images of the retina of two species of bird of prey, one diurnal hawk and one nocturnal owl.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 February 2008
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6844, Ophthalmic Technologies XVIII, 684402 (12 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.763159
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Marco Ruggeri, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Univ. of Miami Miller School of Medicine (United States)
James C. Major, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Univ. of Miami Miller School of Medicine (United States)
Craig McKeown, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Univ. of Miami Miller School of Medicine (United States)
Hassan Wehbe, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Univ. of Miami Miller School of Medicine (United States)
Shuliang Jiao, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Univ. of Miami Miller School of Medicine (United States)
Carmen A. Puliafito, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Univ. of Miami Miller School of Medicine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6844:
Ophthalmic Technologies XVIII
Bruce E. Stuck; Michael Belkin; Fabrice Manns; Per G. Söderberg; Arthur Ho, Editor(s)

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