Retinal vessel oximetry: toward absolute calibration

Matthew H. Smith, Kurt R. Denninghoff, Arthur Lompado, Lloyd W. Hillman

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Accurately measuring the oxygen saturation of blood within retinal arteries and veins has proven to be a deceptively difficult task. Despite the excellent optical accessibility of the vessels and a wide range of reported instrumentation, we are unaware of any measurement technique that has proven to be calibrated across wide ranges of vessel diameter and fundus pigmentation. We present an overview of our retinal oximetry technique, present the results of an in vitro calibration experiment, and present preliminary human data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-226
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2000
EventOphthalmic Technologies X - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 22 2000Jan 23 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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