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  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 6, Iss. 3 — Mar. 18, 2011

Scanning ophthalmoscope retinal image registration using one-dimensional deformation fields

S. Faisan, D. Lara, and C. Paterson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 5, pp. 4157-4169 (2011)

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We present a new, robust and automated method for registering sequences of images acquired from scanning ophthalmoscopes. The method uses a multi-scale B-spline representation of the deformation field to map images to each other and an hierarchical optimization method. We applied the method to video sequences acquired from different parts of the retina. In all cases, the registration was successful, even in the presence of large distortions from microsaccades, and the resulting deformation fields describe the fixational motion of the eye. The registration reveals examples of dynamic photoreceptor behaviour in the sequences.

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OCIS Codes
(100.0100) Image processing : Image processing
(170.4470) Medical optics and biotechnology : Ophthalmology
(170.5810) Medical optics and biotechnology : Scanning microscopy
(170.5755) Medical optics and biotechnology : Retina scanning

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: October 8, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 17, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 19, 2010
Published: February 17, 2011

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Vol. 6, Iss. 3 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

S. Faisan, D. Lara, and C. Paterson, "Scanning ophthalmoscope retinal image registration using one-dimensional deformation fields," Opt. Express 19, 4157-4169 (2011)

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