Use of partial coherence interferometry in measuring retinal shape

Verkicharla, Pavan Kumar (2015) Use of partial coherence interferometry in measuring retinal shape. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This study concerned development and validation of a simple and inexpensive method involving partial coherence interferometry for measuring retinal shape, and its use in exploring association between retinal shape and myopia. Retinal shapes estimates using partial coherence interferometry were validated against estimates obtained from magnetic resonance imaging. Steeper retinas were found along the horizontal than along the vertical meridian, in myopes than in emmetropes, and in East Asian myopes than in Caucasian myopes. The racial differences, combined with the high prevalence of myopia in East Asia, suggest that retinal shape may play a role in myopia development.

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ID Code: 81595
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Atchison, David, Schmid, Katrina, Suheimat, Marwan, & Mathur, Ankit
Keywords: Myopia, Retinal shape, Partial coherence interferometry, Validation, Anisomyopia
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 26 Feb 2015 07:06
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 14:50

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