Photoacoustic microscopy for ophthalmic applications

Hao F. Zhang, Shuliang Jiao

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Photoacoustic microscopy (PAM) has the unique ability to image the optical absorption contrast in biological tissue with scalable spatial resolution and penetration depth. Recently, researchers have been investigating the use of PAM for both fundamental biomedical research and for possible clinical uses. A promising potential clinical application is for ophthalmic imaging, by integrating PAM with existing clinical modalities, such as optical coherence tomography (OCT) and scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (SLO). In this chapter, we rst briey introduce the principles of image acquisition and formation in PAM, especially optical resolution PAM (OR-PAM). en, we describe the stepwise technical development of PAM toward retinal imaging. In the end, in vivo multimodal retinal imaging of rodent eyes is demonstrated and prospects for future development of ophthalmic PAM are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEmerging Imaging Technologies in Medicine
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781439880425
ISBN (Print)9781439880418
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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