Publications in Scientific Journals:

A. Wartak, M. Augustin, R. Haindl, F. Beer, M. Salas, M. Laslandes, B. Baumann, M. Pircher, C. Hitzenberger:
"Multi-directional optical coherence tomography for retinal imaging";
Biomedical Optics Express, 8 (2017), 12; 5560 - 5578.

English abstract:
We introduce multi-directional optical coherence tomography (OCT), a technique
for investigation of the scattering properties of directionally reflective tissue samples. By
combining the concepts of multi-channel and directional OCT, this approach enables
simultaneous acquisition of multiple reflectivity depth-scans probing a mutual sample
location from differing angular orientations. The application of multi-directional OCT in
retinal imaging allows for in-depth investigations on the directional reflectivity of the retinal
nerve fiber layer, Henle´s fiber layer and the photoreceptor layer. Major ophthalmic diseases
(such as glaucoma or age-related macular degeneration) have been reported to alter the
directional reflectivity properties of these retinal layers. Hence, the concept of multidirectional
OCT might help to gain improved understanding of pathology development and
progression. As a first step, we demonstrate the capabilities of multi-directional OCT in the
eyes of healthy human volunteers.

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