We propose a new method of determining the optical axis (OA), pupillary axis (PA), and visual axis (VA) of the human eye by using dual-depth whole-eye optical coherence tomography (OCT). These axes, as well as the angles “α” between the OA and VA and “κ” between PA and VA, are important in many ophthalmologic applications, especially in refractive surgery. Whole-eye images are reconstructed based on simultaneously acquired images of the anterior segment and retina. The light from a light source is split into two orthogonal polarization components for imaging the anterior segment and retina, respectively. The OA and PA are identified based on their geometric definitions by using the anterior segment image only, while the VA is detected through accurate correlation between the two images. The feasibility of our approach was tested using a model eye and human subjects.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics