Optical coherence tomography for an adaptive optics retina camera

Donald T. Miller, Junle Qu, Ravi Jonnal, Huawei Zhao

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We have constructed a parallel optical coherence tomographic (OCT) system that is designed to work with adaptive optics (AO) for imaging single cells in the living human retina. The high-axial resolution of OCT combined with the high-transverse resolution of AO provides a powerful imaging tool whose image quality can surpass either methodology performing alone. 3-D reconstructions were obtained of a stack of cover slips and in vitro bovine retina. Reconstructions of the bovine retina contained sufficient sensitivity to reveal clear stratification of several retinal and choroidal layers, and arrangement of individual blood vessels. The results suggest that an OCT-AO camera should substantially improve our ability to detect single cells in the retina over the current state-of-the-art AO retina cameras.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)641-643
Number of pages3
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume4829 II
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event19th Congress of the International Commisssion for Optics Optics for the Quality of Life - Firenze, Italy
Duration: Aug 25 2002Aug 30 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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