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In-vivo human corneal nerve imaging using Fourier-domain OCT
Author(s): Jun Geun Shin; Byeong Ha Lee; Tae Joong Eom; Ho Sik Hwang
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Paper Abstract

We have imaged human corneal nerve bundles by using real-time Fourier-domain OCT (FD-OCT). Corneal nerves contribute to the maintenance of healthy ocular surface owing to their trophic influences on the corneal epithelium. The FD-OCT system was based on a swept laser of a 50 kHz sweeping rate and 1.31 μm center wavelength. At the area including sclera, limbus, and cornea, we could successfully get the in-vivo tomograms of the corneal nerve bundles. The scan range was 5 x 5mm. In this study, the A-scan images in each B-scan were realigned to have a flat air-surface boundary in the final B-scan image. With this effort, we could align corneal nerve bundle in a same depth and get the 3D image showing the branched and threadlike corneal nerve bundles.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 March 2015
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9307, Ophthalmic Technologies XXV, 93071U (12 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2078689
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Jun Geun Shin, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of)
Byeong Ha Lee, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of)
Tae Joong Eom, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of)
Ho Sik Hwang, Chuncheon Sacred Heart Hospital College of Medicine, Hallym Univ. (Korea, Republic of)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9307:
Ophthalmic Technologies XXV
Fabrice Manns; Per G. Söderberg; Arthur Ho, Editor(s)

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