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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 5 — May. 17, 2007

In-vivo diffusing-wave-spectroscopy measurements of the ocular fundus

L. Rovati, S. Cattini, N. Zambelli, F. Viola, and G. Staurenghi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 7, pp. 4030-4038 (2007)

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We present what is to our knowledge the first observation of a diffusing-wave-spectroscopy signal recorded in-vivo on the ocular fundus. A modified ophthalmic microscope was developed which can acquire diffusing-wave-spectroscopy signal from the eye fundus. The diffusing-wave-spectroscopy signal was recorded in-vivo on a rabbit eye during transpupillary thermotherapy. Experimental results show the ability of the system to detect motion of the scattering sites in the ocular fundus layers during laser thermal heating.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.3890) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Medical optics instrumentation
(120.5820) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Scattering measurements
(170.1470) Medical optics and biotechnology : Blood or tissue constituent monitoring
(170.4470) Medical optics and biotechnology : Ophthalmology
(170.6510) Medical optics and biotechnology : Spectroscopy, tissue diagnostics

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: November 17, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 17, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 7, 2007
Published: April 2, 2007

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Vol. 2, Iss. 5 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

L. Rovati, S. Cattini, N. Zambelli, F. Viola, and G. Staurenghi, "In-vivo diffusing-wave-spectroscopy measurements of the ocular fundus," Opt. Express 15, 4030-4038 (2007)

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