1. Development of Optical Coherence Tomography Systems for Ophthalmic Imaging and Intrasurgical Guidance

    Development of Optical Coherence Tomography Systems for Ophthalmic Imaging and Intrasurgical Guidance

    Ophthalmic microsurgery is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in the world and it necessitates precise three-dimensional manipulation of tissue at submillimeter spatial scales. As a result, ophthalmic surgeons require an operating microscope to perform surgery and to asses alterations to the tissue. Unfortunately, modern operating microscopes provide a limited en face perspective of the three-dimensional surgical field, and surgeons must infer depth information using stereoscopy and cannot directly visualize subsurface anatomy. These limitations may compromise the surgeon’s ability to maneuver instruments axially and to comprehensively evaluate the three-dimensional tissue structure. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a ...

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