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Biomed Opt Express. 2011 Sep 1;2(9):2709-20. doi: 10.1364/BOE.2.002709. Epub 2011 Aug 29.

Corneal topography with high-speed swept source OCT in clinical examination.


We present the applicability of high-speed swept source (SS) optical coherence tomography (OCT) for quantitative evaluation of the corneal topography. A high-speed OCT device of 108,000 lines/s permits dense 3D imaging of the anterior segment within a time period of less than one fourth of second, minimizing the influence of motion artifacts on final images and topographic analysis. The swept laser performance was specially adapted to meet imaging depth requirements. For the first time to our knowledge the results of a quantitative corneal analysis based on SS OCT for clinical pathologies such as keratoconus, a cornea with superficial postinfectious scar, and a cornea 5 months after penetrating keratoplasty are presented. Additionally, a comparison with widely used commercial systems, a Placido-based topographer and a Scheimpflug imaging-based topographer, is demonstrated.


(170.3880) Medical and biological imaging; (170.4470) Ophthalmology; (170.4500) Optical coherence tomography

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