Biomedical sensing and imaging for the anterior segment of the eye

Tae Joong Eom, Young Sik Yoo, Yong Eun Lee, Beop-Min Kim, Choun Ki Joo

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Eye is an optical system composed briefly of cornea, lens, and retina. Ophthalmologists can diagnose status of patient's eye from information provided by optical sensors or images as well as from history taking or physical examinations. Recently, we developed a prototype of optical coherence tomography (OCT) image guided femtosecond laser cataract surgery system. The system combined a swept-source OCT and a femtosecond (fs) laser and afford the 2D and 3D structure information to increase the efficiency and safety of the cataract procedure. The OCT imaging range was extended to achieve the 3D image from the cornea to lens posterior. A prototype of OCT image guided fs laser cataract surgery system. The surgeons can plan the laser illumination range for the nuclear division and segmentation, and monitor the whole cataract surgery procedure using the real time OCT. The surgery system was demonstrated with an extracted pig eye and in vivo rabbit eye to verify the system performance and stability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISBN (Print)9781628418651
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event5th Asia-Pacific Optical Sensors Conference, APOS 2015 - Jeju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2015 May 202015 May 22


Other5th Asia-Pacific Optical Sensors Conference, APOS 2015
CountryKorea, Republic of


  • Cataract surgery
  • Femtosecond laser
  • Optical coherence tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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