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  • Vol. 7, Iss. 3 — Feb. 29, 2012

Variable velocity range imaging of the choroid with dual-beam optical coherence angiography

Franck Jaillon, Shuichi Makita, and Yoshiaki Yasuno  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 1, pp. 385-396 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.000385


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Abstract

In this study, we present dual-beam Doppler optical coherence angiography with variable beam separation. Altering beam distance, independently of the scanning protocol, provides a flexible way to select the velocity range of detectable blood flow. This system utilized a one-micrometer wavelength light source to visualize deep into the posterior eye, i.e., the choroid. Two-dimensional choroidal vasculature maps of a human subject acquired with different beam separations, and hence with several velocity ranges, are presented. Combining these maps yields a semi-quantitative visualization of axial velocity of the choroidal circulation. The proposed technique may be useful for identifying choroidal abnormalities that occur in pathological conditions of the eye.

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OCIS Codes
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.4470) Medical optics and biotechnology : Ophthalmology
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

History
Original Manuscript: October 28, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 9, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 11, 2011
Published: December 21, 2011

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Vol. 7, Iss. 3 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Franck Jaillon, Shuichi Makita, and Yoshiaki Yasuno, "Variable velocity range imaging of the choroid with dual-beam optical coherence angiography," Opt. Express 20, 385-396 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-1-385


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