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  • Vol. 4, Iss. 5 — May. 5, 2009

Three-dimensional high resolution OCT imaging of macular pathology

C. Ahlers and U. Schmidt-Erfurth  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 5, pp. 4037-4045 (2009)

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Raster scanning spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) enables realistic three-dimensional (3D) imaging of macular disease. This approach allows the clinician to investigate the diagnostic situation in detail before and during pharmacological or surgical intervention. This study demonstrates the clinical potential of SD-OCT in chorioretinal disease. Selected datasets are presented to visualize typical morphologic findings, which are identified in more than 2700 patients. Scans are presented as online assessable 3D-models. Clinically relevant structures are visualized in macular disease and highlight the importance of precise imaging, which clearly is a clinical necessity to plan and indicate modern therapeutic strategies for our patients.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(170.1610) Medical optics and biotechnology : Clinical applications

ToC Category:
OCT in Retinal Disease

Original Manuscript: November 10, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 29, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 19, 2009
Published: March 2, 2009

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Vol. 4, Iss. 5 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics
Interactive Science Publishing Focus Issue: Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) (2009) Optics Express

C. Ahlers and U. Schmidt-Erfurth, "Three-dimensional high resolution OCT imaging of macular pathology," Opt. Express 17, 4037-4045 (2009)

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