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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 26 — Dec. 25, 2006
  • pp: 12909–12914

Hybrid retinal imager using line-scanning laser ophthalmoscopy and spectral domain optical coherence tomography

Nicusor V. Iftimia, Daniel X. Hammer, Chad E. Bigelow, Teoman Ustun, Johannes F. de Boer, and R. Daniel Ferguson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 26, pp. 12909-12914 (2006)

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We demonstrate for the first time the integration of two technologies, Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography (SDOCT) and Line-Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscopy (LSLO) into a single compact instrument that shares the same imaging optics and line scan camera for both OCT and LSLO imaging. Co-registered high contrast wide-field en face retinal LSLO and SDOCT images are obtained non-mydriatically with less than 600 microwatts of broadband illumination at 15 frames/sec. The LSLO/SDOCT hybrid instrument could have important applications in clinical ophthalmic diagnostics and emergency medicine.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3890) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Medical optics instrumentation
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: October 13, 2006
Revised Manuscript: December 8, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: December 15, 2006
Published: December 22, 2006

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Nicusor V. Iftimia, Daniel X. Hammer, Chad E. Bigelow, Teoman Ustun, Johannes F. de Boer, and R. D. Ferguson, "Hybrid retinal imager using line-scanning laser ophthalmoscopy and spectral domain optical coherence tomography," Opt. Express 14, 12909-12914 (2006)

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