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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2010
  • pp: 3315–3317

Intraoperative spectral domain optical coherence tomography for vitreoretinal surgery

Yuankai K. Tao, Justis P. Ehlers, Cynthia A. Toth, and Joseph A. Izatt  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 20, pp. 3315-3317 (2010)

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We demonstrate in vivo human retinal imaging using an intraoperative microscope-mounted optical coherence tomography system (MMOCT). Our optomechanical design adapts an Oculus Binocular Indirect Ophthalmo Microscope (BIOM3), suspended from a Leica ophthalmic surgical microscope, with spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) scanning and relay optics. The MMOCT enables wide-field noncontact real-time cross- sectional imaging of retinal structure, allowing for SD-OCT augmented intrasurgical microscopy for intraocular visualization. We experimentally quantify the axial and lateral resolution of the MMOCT and demonstrate fundus imaging at a 20 Hz frame rate.

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OCIS Codes
(170.4460) Medical optics and biotechnology : Ophthalmic optics and devices
(170.4470) Medical optics and biotechnology : Ophthalmology
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(170.4580) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical diagnostics for medicine
(170.4730) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical pathology

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Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: July 14, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 9, 2010
Published: October 7, 2010

Yuankai K. Tao, Justis P. Ehlers, Cynthia A. Toth, and Joseph A. Izatt, "Intraoperative spectral domain optical coherence tomography for vitreoretinal surgery," Opt. Lett. 35, 3315-3317 (2010)

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