To present a new imaging method for the anterior segment of the eye.
Transscleral optical coherence tomographic images were generated in healthy volunteers using a slitlamp-adapted prototype equipped with a superluminescence diode with an infrared wavelength of 1310 nm.
The optical coherence tomographic system used allowed penetration of human sclera in vivo and high-resolution, cross-sectional imaging of the anterior chamber angle and the ciliary body.
The 1310-nm optical coherence tomographic image shows a significant potential as a noninvasive diagnostic tool for the anterior segment of the eye.
Hoerauf H, Scholz C, Koch P, Engelhardt R, Laqua H, Birngruber R. Transscleral Optical Coherence TomographyA New Imaging Method for the Anterior Segment of the Eye. Arch Ophthalmol. 2002;120(6):816–819. doi:10.1001/archopht.120.6.816