Quantitative assessment of rat corneal thickness and morphology during stem cell therapy by high-speed optical coherence tomography

Cerine Lal, James McGrath, Hrebesh Subhash, Sweta Rani, Thomas Ritter, Martin Leahy

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Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive 3 dimensional optical imaging modality that enables high resolution cross sectional imaging in biological tissues and materials. Its high axial and lateral resolution combined with high sensitivity, imaging depth and wide field of view makes it suitable for wide variety of high resolution medical imaging applications at clinically relevant speed. With the advent of swept source lasers, the imaging speed of OCT has increased considerably in recent years. OCT has been used in ophthalmology to study dynamic changes occurring in the cornea and iris, thereby providing physiological and pathological changes that occur within the anterior segment structures such as in glaucoma, during refractive surgery, lamellar keratoplasty and corneal diseases. In this study, we assess the changes in corneal thickness in the anterior segment of the eye during wound healing process in a rat corneal burn model following stem cell therapy using high speed swept source OCT.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOphthalmic Technologies XXVI
EditorsArthur Ho, Fabrice Manns, Per G. Soderberg
ISBN (Electronic)9781628419276
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event26th Conference on Ophthalmic Technologies - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 13 Feb 201614 Feb 2016

Publication series

NameProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)1605-7422


Conference26th Conference on Ophthalmic Technologies
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco


  • angiogenesis
  • Anterior segment imaging
  • corneal thickness
  • optical coherence tomography


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