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11 February 2008 Imaging polarimetry of macular disease
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Proceedings Volume 6844, Ophthalmic Technologies XVIII; 68441D (2008)
Event: SPIE BiOS, 2008, San Jose, California, United States
Polarization properties of the human eye have long been used to study the tissues of the human retina, as well as to improve retinal imaging, and several new technologies using polarized light are in use or under development.1-8 The most typical polarimetry technique in ophthalmology clinic is a scanning laser polarimetry for the glaucoma diagnosis.1,2 In the original conceptualization, the thickness of the retinal nerve fiber layer is estimated using the birefringent component of light returning from the ocular fundus. More recently, customized software to analyze data from scanning laser polarimetry was developed to investigate the polarization properties of the macular disease.5-8 In this study, we analyzed macular disease with imaging polarimetry, which provides a method for the noninvasive assessment of macular disease.
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Masahiro Miura, Ann E. Elsner, Benno L. Petrig, Dean A VanNasdale, Yanming Zhao, and Takuya Iwasaki "Imaging polarimetry of macular disease", Proc. SPIE 6844, Ophthalmic Technologies XVIII, 68441D (11 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.761406;

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