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Pathogenesis of the dry eye syndrome observed by optical coherence tomography in vitro
Author(s): Oya Kray; Markus Lenz; Felix Spöler; Stefan Kray; Heinrich Kurz
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Paper Abstract

Three dimensional optical coherence tomography (OCT) is introduced as a valuable tool to analyze the pathogenesis of corneal diseases. Here, OCT in combination with a novel in vitro model for the dry eye syndrome enables an improved understanding of the underlying damaging process of the ocular surface. En-face OCT projections indicate a deep structural damage of the epithelium and anterior stroma by osmotic forces.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8091, Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Techniques V, 809126 (1 June 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.896613
Show Author Affiliations
Oya Kray, RWTH Aachen Univ. (Germany)
Markus Lenz, RWTH Aachen Univ. (Germany)
Felix Spöler, RWTH Aachen Univ. (Germany)
Stefan Kray, RWTH Aachen Univ. (Germany)
Heinrich Kurz, RWTH Aachen Univ. (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8091:
Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Techniques V
Rainer A. Leitgeb; Brett E. Bouma, Editor(s)

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