18 June 1999 Instrument for the measurement of retinal vessel oxygen saturation
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Proceedings Volume 3591, Ophthalmic Technologies IX; (1999) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.350607
Event: BiOS '99 International Biomedical Optics Symposium, 1999, San Jose, CA, United States
Retinal vessel oxygen saturation has been suggested as a parameter for monitoring a wide range of conditions including occult blood los and a variety of ophthalmic diseases. We have developed an Eye Oximeter (EOX), that noninvasively measures the oxygen saturation of the blood in individual large retinal vessels using scanning lasers. 1D vessel extinction profiles are obtained at four wavelengths (629, 678, 821 and 899 nm), and the vessel transmittances computed. The oxygen saturation of blood within the vessel is then calculated from the transmittance data. We have performed an in vitro experiment on human blood which demonstrates the calibration of the EOX measurements and validates our oximetry equations. Retinal vessel oxygen saturation was measured in a human subject and found to be 65%O2Sat and 101 - 102%O2Sat in the veins and arteries on the optic disk. Irregularities in the background measured away from the optic disk resulted in a large variance in the calculated saturation when compared to measurements made on the disk.
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Jonathan J. Drewes, Jonathan J. Drewes, Matthew H. Smith, Matthew H. Smith, Kurt R. Denninghoff, Kurt R. Denninghoff, Lloyd W. Hillman, Lloyd W. Hillman, } "Instrument for the measurement of retinal vessel oxygen saturation", Proc. SPIE 3591, Ophthalmic Technologies IX, (18 June 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.350607; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.350607

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