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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2002
  • pp: 1515–1523

High-resolution imaging of the human retina with a Fourier deconvolution technique

David Catlin and Christopher Dainty  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 19, Issue 8, pp. 1515-1523 (2002)

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A high-resolution retinal imaging camera is described that uses a Shack–Hartmann wave-front sensor and a Fourier deconvolution imaging technique. The operation of the camera is discussed in detail and high-resolution retinal images of the human cone mosaic are shown for a retinal patch approximately 10 arc min in diameter from two different retinal locations. The center-to-center cone spacing is shown to be ∼2.5 µm for the retinal images recorded at 2° temporal from the central fovea and ∼4 µm for the retinal images recorded at 3° temporal from the central fovea.

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OCIS Codes
(070.2580) Fourier optics and signal processing : Paraxial wave optics
(100.1830) Image processing : Deconvolution
(330.4460) Vision, color, and visual optics : Ophthalmic optics and devices
(330.5310) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision - photoreceptors
(330.5370) Vision, color, and visual optics : Physiological optics

Original Manuscript: October 10, 2001
Revised Manuscript: March 29, 2002
Manuscript Accepted: April 1, 2002
Published: August 1, 2002

David Catlin and Christopher Dainty, "High-resolution imaging of the human retina with a Fourier deconvolution technique," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 19, 1515-1523 (2002)

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