A. F. Fercher

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There have been three basic approaches to optical tomography since the early 1980s: diffraction tomography, diffuse optical tomography and optical coherence tomography (OCT). Optical techniques are of particular importance in the medical field, because these techniques promise to be safe and cheap and, in addition, offer a therapeutic potential. Advances in(More)
In this article we present a detailed discussion of noise sources in Fourier Domain Optical Coherence Tomography (FDOCT) setups. The performance of FDOCT with charge coupled device (CCD) cameras is compared to current standard time domain OCT systems. We describe how to measure sensitivity in the case of FDOCT and confirm the theoretically obtained values.(More)
PURPOSE To compare biometry performed by an enhanced version of dual beam partial coherence interferometry and applanation ultrasound in a prospective study of 85 cataract eyes to improve refractive outcome of cataract surgery due to a more accurate calculation of intraocular lens power. METHODS The SRK II formula using ultrasound biometry data was(More)
OBJECTIVES To demonstrate a new generation of ophthalmic optical coherence tomography (OCT) technology with unprecedented axial resolution for enhanced imaging of intraretinal microstructures and to investigate its clinical feasibility to visualize intraretinal morphology of macular pathology. METHODS A clinically viable ultrahigh-resolution ophthalmic(More)
We interfaced color Doppler Fourier domain optical coherence tomography (CD-FDOCT) with a commercial OCT system to perform in vivo studies of human retinal blood flow in real time. FDOCT does not need reference arm scanning and records one full depth and Doppler profile in parallel. The system operates with an equivalent A-scan rate of 25 kHz and allows(More)
We present what is to our knowledge the first in vivo tomograms of human retina obtained by Fourier domain optical coherence tomography. We would like to show that this technique might be as powerful as other optical coherence tomography techniques in the ophthalmologic imaging field. The method, experimental setup, data processing, and images are discussed.
In this article the ability of ultrahigh resolution ophthalmic optical coherence tomography (OCT) to image small choroidal blood vessels below the highly reflective and absorbing retinal pigment epithelium is demonstrated for the first time. A new light source (lambdac= 1050 nm, Deltalambda = 165 nm, Pout= 10 mW), based on a photonic crystal fiber pumped by(More)
We present an improved method of polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography that enables measurement and imaging of backscattered intensity, birefringence, and fast optic axis orientation simultaneously with only one single A-scan per transverse measurement location. While intensity and birefringence data are obtained in a conventional way, the(More)
Non-invasive biometry of the anterior structures of the human eye can be performed with unprecedented precision of 8-10 microns and a resolution of approximately 9 microns by partial coherence interferometry, which has the potential to assess the effect of cycloplegia on the ocular components of the anterior eye segment, to further improve the precision to(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the refractive outcome of cataract patients 3 months postoperatively using optical biometry obtained with a prototype version (axial length measurement, ALM, Carl Zeiss Jena) of the commercial partial coherence interferometry (PCI) instrument (IOLMaster, Carl Zeiss Jena). SETTING Department of Ophthalmology, Vienna General Hospital,(More)