Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a relatively new imaging modality that has been under investigation
during the past two decades for a variety of ophthalmic applications. Because the eye is directly optically accessible, OCT
enables visualization of the internal architecture of the eye which is hard to reach by other high resolution imaging
methods. OCT hardware and software advances have facilitated the development of numerous OCT-based biomedical
technologies. Consequently, there has been a worldwide surge in U.S issued patents on OCT ophthalmic applications. The
focus of this review is to summarize the U.S issued patents on OCT ophthalmic applications.
Keywords: Optical coherence tomography, hardware, software, ophthalmology, eye.
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