December 2010
Volume 10, Issue 15
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OSA Fall Vision Meeting Abstract  |   December 2010
Research-grade OCT: what new can it reveal about photoreceptors?
Author Affiliations
  • Donald T. Miller
    School of Optometry, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Journal of Vision December 2010, Vol.10, 13. doi:10.1167/10.15.13
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      Donald T. Miller; Research-grade OCT: what new can it reveal about photoreceptors?. Journal of Vision 2010;10(15):13. doi: 10.1167/10.15.13.

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Abstract

The recent commercialization of spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) has provided the vision research community with unprecedented imaging capabilities in turn-key form. These commercial systems are being applied to a plethora of ocular applications and have become highly popular. The shear success of the commercial form raises obvious questions about the virtue of research-grade OCT systems in conducting vision research. Here I will present several examples in which research-grade systems, developed in our Indiana laboratory, have provided fundamental information about the photoreceptor layer not attainable with current commercial systems. These examples required extending the performance capabilities of SD-OCT in the areas of directional sensitivity, polarization sensitivity, and lateral resolution.

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