Retinal Blood Flow Visualization by Means of Laser Speckle

  • J. D. Briers
  • A. F. Fercher
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Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 31)


Lasers have already found several diagnostic applications in ophthalmology. For example, the techniques of laser Doppler anemometry [1] have been used to measure retinal blood flow [2,3] and optic nerve-head compliance [4] , and the possibility of measuring eye dilatation by means of laser interferometry is presently under investigation [5, 6]. The properties of laser speckle [7] have also been exploited, in the measurement of eye refraction [8, 9].


Speckle Pattern Blood Velocity Laser Doppler Anemometry Laser Photograph Human Retina 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. D. Briers
    • 1
  • A. F. Fercher
    • 1
  1. 1.Fachbereich PhysikUniversität EssenEssen 1Fed. Rep, of Germany

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