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Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 5, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2014
  • pp: 2759–2768

Automatic dynamic tear meniscus measurement in optical coherence tomography

Maciej M. Bartuzel, Dorota H. Szczesna-Iskander, and D. Robert Iskander  »View Author Affiliations

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5, Issue 8, pp. 2759-2768 (2014)

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An image processing algorithm is developed for quantitative assessment of tear meniscus dynamics from continuous optical coherence tomography (OCT) measurements. Clinical utility of dynamic OCT tear meniscus measurement is assessed in studies of tear meniscus parameters. The results indicate that any apparent changes in the early post-blink phase meniscus parameters are essentially related to the longitudinal movements of the eye and not to the formation of tear meniscus corresponding to tear film build-up. Dynamic acquisition of tear film meniscus is essential for providing reliable estimates of its parameters such as height, depth, and area.

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OCIS Codes
(100.0100) Image processing : Image processing
(100.2960) Image processing : Image analysis
(170.4470) Medical optics and biotechnology : Ophthalmology
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography

ToC Category:
Ophthalmology Applications

Original Manuscript: April 29, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 26, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 6, 2014
Published: July 23, 2014

Maciej M. Bartuzel, Dorota H. Szczesna-Iskander, and D. Robert Iskander, "Automatic dynamic tear meniscus measurement in optical coherence tomography," Biomed. Opt. Express 5, 2759-2768 (2014)

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