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Measurement of the axial eye length and retinal thickness by laser Doppler interferometry
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Paper Abstract

A new method has been developed for determining intraocular distances. It is based on interferometry methods in conjunction with the laser Doppler technique, using partially coherent light. In a first approach two distances are measured: the axial eye length (distance cornea-retina) and the thickness of the retina. An accuracy of +/- 10 micrometers for optical distances is achieved. Comparisons with the usual ultrasound technique show a good agreement also for geometrical distances.

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Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1429, Holography, Interferometry, and Optical Pattern Recognition in Biomedicine, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.44651
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Christoph K. Hitzenberger, Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
Adolf Friedrich Fercher, Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
M. Juchem, Lainz Hospital (Austria)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1429:
Holography, Interferometry, and Optical Pattern Recognition in Biomedicine
Halina Podbielska M.D., Editor(s)

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