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Imaging the human retina in vivo with combined spectral-domain polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography and scanning laser ophthalmoscopy
Author(s): Bernhard Baumann; Michael Pircher; Erich Götzinger; Harald Sattmann; Martin Wurm; David Stifter; Christopher Schütze; Christian Ahlers; Wolfgang Geitzenauer; Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth; Christoph K. Hitzenberger
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Paper Abstract

Polarization-sensitive (PS) optical coherence tomography (OCT) allows for depth-resolved measurement of light polarizing properties of different layers in the human retina. Since their inherent polarizing properties are different, the retinal structures can be identified using PS-OCT. We present an improved PS-OCT instrument for in vivo imaging of healthy and diseased human retinas. The system is based on spectral-domain (SD) PS-OCT operating at an A-line rate of 20 kHz. Different scan patterns and trigger signals are controlled by a field-programmable gate array (FPGA). By integration of an additional detection channel in the source arm of the OCT system, scanning laser ophthalmoscope (SLO) images can be recorded. Images of healthy and diseased human retinas are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 February 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7163, Ophthalmic Technologies XIX, 71630N (18 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.808897
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Bernhard Baumann, Medical Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
Michael Pircher, Medical Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
Erich Götzinger, Medical Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
Harald Sattmann, Medical Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
Martin Wurm, Upper Austrian Research GmbH (Austria)
David Stifter, Upper Austrian Research GmbH (Austria)
Christopher Schütze, General Hospital and Medical Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
Christian Ahlers, General Hospital and Medical Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
Wolfgang Geitzenauer, General Hospital and Medical Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth, General Hospital and Medical Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
Christoph K. Hitzenberger, Medical Univ. of Vienna (Austria)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7163:
Ophthalmic Technologies XIX
Fabrice Manns; Per G. Söderberg; Arthur Ho, Editor(s)

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