4 March 2014 3D papillary image capturing by the stereo fundus camera system for clinical diagnosis on retina and optic nerve
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Abstract
Glaucoma is the second main cause of the blindness in the world and there is a tendency to increase this number due to the lifetime expectation raise of the population. Glaucoma is related to the eye conditions, which leads the damage to the optic nerve. This nerve carries visual information from eye to brain, then, if it has damage, it compromises the visual quality of the patient. In the majority cases the damage of the optic nerve is irreversible and it happens due to increase of intraocular pressure. One of main challenge for the diagnosis is to find out this disease, because any symptoms are not present in the initial stage. When is detected, it is already in the advanced stage. Currently the evaluation of the optic disc is made by sophisticated fundus camera, which is inaccessible for the majority of Brazilian population. The purpose of this project is to develop a specific fundus camera without fluorescein angiography and red-free system to accomplish 3D image of optic disc region. The innovation is the new simplified design of a stereo-optical system, in order to make capable the 3D image capture and in the same time quantitative measurements of excavation and topography of optic nerve; something the traditional fundus cameras do not do. The dedicated hardware and software is developed for this ophthalmic instrument, in order to permit quick capture and print of high resolution 3D image and videos of optic disc region (20° field-of-view) in the mydriatic and nonmydriatic mode.
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Danilo A. Motta, André Serillo, Luciana de Matos, Fatima M. M. Yasuoka, Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato, Luis A. V. Carvalho, "3D papillary image capturing by the stereo fundus camera system for clinical diagnosis on retina and optic nerve", Proc. SPIE 8936, Design and Quality for Biomedical Technologies VII, 893614 (4 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2038435; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2038435
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