The recent introduction of next generation spectral optical coherence tomography (OCT) has become increasingly important in the detection and investigation of retinal related diseases. However, unstable eye position of patient makes tracking disease progression over short period difficult. This paper proposed a method to remove the eye position difference for longitudinal retinal OCT data. In the proposed method, pre-processing is first applied to get the projection image. Then, a vessel enhancement filter is applied to detect vessel shadows. Third, SURF algorithm is used to extract the feature points and RANSAC algorithm is used to remove outliers. Finally, transform parameter is estimated and the longitudinal OCT data are registered. Simulation results show that our proposed method is accurate.
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has been widely applied in the examination and diagnosis of corneal diseases, but the information directly achieved from the OCT images by manual inspection is limited. We propose an automatic processing method to assist ophthalmologists in locating the boundaries in corneal OCT images and analyzing the recovery of corneal wounds after treatment from longitudinal OCT images. It includes the following steps: preprocessing, epithelium and endothelium boundary segmentation and correction, wound detection, corneal boundary fitting and wound analysis. The method was tested on a data set with longitudinal corneal OCT images from 20 subjects. Each subject has five images acquired after corneal operation over a period of time. The segmentation and classification accuracy of the proposed algorithm is high and can be used for analyzing wound recovery after corneal surgery.