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A new optical system for 3-dimensional mapping of the cornea
Author(s): Sandra Franco; José B. Almeida
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Paper Abstract

In this work the authors present an optical corneal tomographer that uses two Scheimpflug cameras attached to an innovative illumination system that allows a rotary scanning of the entire cornea. The measurements are made from corneal optical sections obtained by illumination with a collimated beam expanded in a fan by a small cylindrical lens. This lens is provided with motor driven rotation in order to perform automated rotary scan of the whole cornea. The authors expect to achieve a scanning speed that will allow producing complete tomography maps without consideration of eye movements. Two Scheimpflug cameras are used to capture the images of the optical sections. With this system it is possible to obtain 3-D representation of the corneal thickness as well as corneal topography. Maps of the corneal thickness and elevation maps are shown. As Scheimpflug cameras are used, it is expected to obtained data from the lens too.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 July 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6631, Novel Optical Instrumentation for Biomedical Applications III, 66311J (18 July 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.727060
Show Author Affiliations
Sandra Franco, Univ. of Minho (Portugal)
José B. Almeida, Univ. of Minho (Portugal)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6631:
Novel Optical Instrumentation for Biomedical Applications III
Christian D. Depeursinge, Editor(s)

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