Plenoptic ophthalmoscopy: A novel imaging technique

Murtaza K. Adam, Weston Aenchbacher, Timothy Kurzweg, Jason Hsu

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This prospective retinal imaging case series was designed to establish feasibility of plenoptic ophthalmoscopy (PO), a novel mydriatic fundus imaging technique. A custom variable intensity LED array light source adapter was created for the Lytro Gen1 light-field camera (Lytro, Mountain View, CA). Initial PO testing was performed on a model eye and rabbit fundi. PO image acquisition was then performed on dilated human subjects with a variety of retinal pathology and images were subjected to computational enhancement. The Lytro Gen1 light-field camera with custom LED array captured fundus images of eyes with diabetic reti-nopathy, age-related macular degeneration, retinal detachment, and other diagnoses. Post-acquisition computational processing allowed for refocusing and perspective shifting of retinal PO images, resulting in improved image quality. The application of PO to image the ocular fundus is feasible. Additional studies are needed to determine its potential clinical utility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1038-1043
Number of pages6
JournalOphthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging Retina
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology


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