Van Velthoven, M.E.J. and Verbraak, F.D. and Yannuzzi, L.A. and Rosen, R.B. and Podoleanu, A.G.H. and De Smet, M.D. (2006) Imaging the retina by en face optical coherence tomography. Retina-the Journal of Retinal and Vitreous Diseases, 26 (2). pp. 129-136. ISSN 0275-004X.
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Purpose: To present the possibilities of a new system that combines optical coherence tomography (OCT) and confocal ophthalmoscopy, producing en face OCT images in patients with retinal diseases. Methods: A prototype OCT Ophthalmoscope (OTI, Toronto, Canada) was used to scan patients with retinal conditions. The system uses a super luminescent diode (lambda = 820 nm; Delta lambda = 20 nm) and currently scans at a rate of 2 frames per second. In each frame, the OCT Ophthalmoscope simultaneously produces a transversal OCT scan and a confocal image in the X/Y plane. Both images correspond pixel to pixel. Results: Between January 2002 and August 2003, > 800 patients with various retinal diseases were scanned with the OCT Ophthalmoscope. Illustrative cases with regularly seen macular diseases are presented, such as macular hole and central serous retinopathy. Conclusion: Current difficulties as well as future possibilities of this new en face OCT ophthalmoscope are discussed. By presenting normal and pathologic transversal OCT images made by a prototype OCT Ophthalmoscope, we show that it can provide information not available using conventional OCT imaging.
|Additional information:||ISI Document Delivery No.: 050KS Times Cited: 18 Cited Reference Count: 25 Van Velthoven, Miriam E. J. Verbraak, Frank D. Yannuzzi, Lawrence A. Rosen, Richard B. Podoleanu, Adrian G. H. De Smet, Marc D.|
|Uncontrolled keywords:||confocal ophthalmoscopy imaging optical coherence tomography retina SCANNING LASER OPHTHALMOSCOPE THICKNESS DISEASES IMAGES EYES|
|Subjects:||Q Science > Q Science (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences > Optics|
|Depositing User:||Adrian Podoleanu|
|Date Deposited:||17 Mar 2009 18:52|
|Last Modified:||17 Mar 2009 18:52|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/13296 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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