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Effect of fixational eye movements in corneal topography measurements with optical coherence tomography

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posted on 2023-04-12, 23:31 authored by Alberto de Castro, Eduardo Martinez-Enriquez, Susana Marcos
There is an increasing interest in applying Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) to quantify the topography of the ocular structures. However, in its most usual configuration, OCT data is acquired sequentially while a beam is scanned through the region of interest, and the presence of fixational eye movements can affect the accuracy of the technique. Several scan patterns and motion correction algorithms have been proposed to minimize this effect but there is no consensus on the ideal parameters to obtain a correct topography. We have acquired corneal OCT images, with raster and radial patterns, and modeled the data acquisition in the presence of eye movements. The simulations replicate the experimental variability in shape (radius of curvature and Zernike polynomials), corneal power, astigmatism, and calculated wavefront aberrations. The variability of the Zernike modes is highly dependent on the scan pattern, with higher variability in the direction of the slow scan axis. The model can be a useful tool to design motion correction algorithms and to determine the variability with different scan patterns.


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Agencia Estatal de Investigación (FIS2017-84753-R,PID2020-115191RB-I00); European Research Council (H2020-ICT-2017 Ref.779960); National Institutes of Health (NIE P30EY 001319)

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