Improved SELFF-OCT using motion correction and artifact detection

Gereon Huttmann, Michel Wunderlich, Peter Koch, Helge Sudkamp, Dirk Theisen-Kunde, Timo Kepp, Heinz Handels, Claus von der Burchard, Johann Roider

In: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 62 8 Seiten 2527-2527 The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2021.


Purpose: Self-examination low-cost full-field optical coherence tomography (SELFF-OCT) can place the control of ophthalmic therapies into the hand of the patient. Regular self-examination by volumetric OCT imaging of the retina can detect retinal changes in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and other diseases in such early stages that optimal treatment is possible. Frist clinical studies showed that 77%[1] to 86%[2] of all self-examined eyes resulted in interpretable retinal OCT volume scans. Necessity for anti-VEGF treatment of AMD could be determined with 94% sensitivity and 95% specificity [2]. During the recording time of 1.3 seconds, motion of the eye can considerably degrade image quality. Depending on severeness, planes in the volume will be shifted laterally or axially, SNR will be reduced or en-face planes are completely missing.

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