Towards building an anatomically correct solid eye model with volumetric representation of retinal morphology

Robert J. Zawadzki, T. Scott Rowe, Alfred R. Fuller, Bernd Hamann, John S. Werner

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8 Scopus citations


An accurate solid eye model (with volumetric retinal morphology) has many applications in the field of ophthalmology, including evaluation of ophthalmic instruments and optometry/ophthalmology training. We present a method that uses volumetric OCT retinal data sets to produce an anatomically correct representation of three-dimensional (3D) retinal layers. This information is exported to a laser scan system to re-create it within solid eye retinal morphology of the eye used in OCT testing. The solid optical model eye is constructed from PMMA acrylic, with equivalent optical power to that of the human eye (∼58D). Additionally we tested a water bath eye model from Eyetech Ltd. with a customized retina consisting of five layers of ∼60 μm thick biaxial polypropylene film and hot melt rubber adhesive.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
StatePublished - 2010
EventOphthalmic Technologies XX - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 23 2010Jan 25 2010


OtherOphthalmic Technologies XX
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA


  • Imaging system
  • Laser scan systems
  • Ophthalmology
  • Optical coherence tomography
  • Solid eye model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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