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Imaging polarimetry of macular disease
Author(s): Masahiro Miura; Ann E. Elsner; Benno L. Petrig; Dean A VanNasdale; Yanming Zhao; Takuya Iwasaki
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Paper Abstract

Polarization properties of the human eye have long been used to study the tissues of the human retina, as well as to improve retinal imaging, and several new technologies using polarized light are in use or under development.1-8 The most typical polarimetry technique in ophthalmology clinic is a scanning laser polarimetry for the glaucoma diagnosis.1,2 In the original conceptualization, the thickness of the retinal nerve fiber layer is estimated using the birefringent component of light returning from the ocular fundus. More recently, customized software to analyze data from scanning laser polarimetry was developed to investigate the polarization properties of the macular disease.5-8 In this study, we analyzed macular disease with imaging polarimetry, which provides a method for the noninvasive assessment of macular disease.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 February 2008
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 6844, Ophthalmic Technologies XVIII, 68441D (11 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.761406
Show Author Affiliations
Masahiro Miura, Tokyo Medical Univ. Kasumigaura Hospital (Japan)
Ann E. Elsner, Indiana Univ. (United States)
Benno L. Petrig, Indiana Univ. (United States)
Dean A VanNasdale, Indiana Univ. (United States)
Yanming Zhao, Indiana Univ. (United States)
Takuya Iwasaki, Tokyo Medical Univ. Kasumigaura Hospital (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6844:
Ophthalmic Technologies XVIII
Bruce E. Stuck; Fabrice Manns; Per G. Söderberg; Michael Belkin M.D.; Arthur Ho, Editor(s)

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