Real-time eye motion compensation for OCT imaging with tracking SLO

Kari V Vienola, Boy Braaf, Christy K Sheehy, Qiang Yang, Pavan Tiruveedhula, David W Arathorn, Johannes F de Boer, Austin Roorda

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Fixational eye movements remain a major cause of artifacts in optical coherence tomography (OCT) images despite the increases in acquisition speeds. One approach to eliminate the eye motion is to stabilize the ophthalmic imaging system in real-time. This paper describes and quantifies the performance of a tracking OCT system, which combines a phase-stabilized optical frequency domain imaging (OFDI) system and an eye tracking scanning laser ophthalmoscope (TSLO). We show that active eye tracking minimizes artifacts caused by eye drift and micro saccades. The remaining tracking lock failures caused by blinks and large saccades generate a trigger signal which signals the OCT system to rescan corrupted B-scans. Residual motion artifacts in the OCT B-scans are reduced to 0.32 minutes of arc (~1.6 µm) in an in vivo human eye enabling acquisition of high quality images from the optic nerve head and lamina cribrosa pore structure.

Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)2950-63
Aantal pagina's14
TijdschriftBiomedical Optics Express
Nummer van het tijdschrift11
StatusGepubliceerd - 1 nov. 2012


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