Design and implementation of a miniaturized swept source spectral domain polarization sensitive optical coherence tomographic imaging system to diagnose glaucoma
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Glaucoma is an ophthalmic pathology that is the second leading cause of blindness. The laboratory design of a Polarization Sensitive Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomographic System aims to detect early glaucoma symptoms and prevent vision loss that occurs due to late or no glaucoma diagnosis. In order to perform human clinical trials at partner hospitals across the country, a miniaturized and portable version of the laboratory system was developed. The system facilitates easy transportation and clinical testing of the otherwise voluminous laboratory system across different eye centers. Significant consideration was given for performance optimization, cost reduction, design improvements and providing a friendly user-patient interface.