Special Issue "Ocular Imaging for Eye Care"

A special issue of Photonics (ISSN 2304-6732). This special issue belongs to the section "Biophotonics and Biomedical Optics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Maria S. Millan
Guest Editor
Applied Optics and Image Processing Group – GOAPI, Departament of Optics and Optometry, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – BarcelonaTech, c/ Violinista Vellsolà, 37, ES-08222, Spain
Interests: information optics; image processing; optical processors; biomedical optics and imaging; visual science; image-based industrial inspection; optical security
Dr. Andres G. Marrugo
Guest Editor
Dept. of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar, Cartagena, 130008, Km 1 via Turbaco, Colombia
Interests: biomedical imaging; optical metrology; digital image processing; computer vision; 3D imaging

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

As we are still in the middle of an ongoing pandemic, the need for fast, inexpensive, and robust medical technology is now more present than ever. Ocular imaging is an integral part of the ophthalmic examination and is necessary for many clinical aspects in eye care.

The recent advances in imaging technologies and information processing have extended their applicability to eye care in continuous growth. The combination of several factors, such as multimodality, high-speed, high-resolution, 3D scanning, wide-field, in-vivo biometry, anterior and posterior eye examination, along with the development of smart sensors and innovative image analysis algorithms have provided physicians with new and powerful tools for diagnosis, understanding, screening and enhanced monitoring of a wide range of eye disorders. Other techniques such as on-bench optical simulation and testing, artificial intelligence, and deep learning contribute with added values to meet the emerging challenges in early diagnosis, treatment monitoring, and disease progression prediction. Many advanced imaging techniques, limited in the past to laboratory-based research methods, have already expanded the clinical abilities, but their potential still deserves to be explored. This Special Issue aims to show the progress in (but not limited to) the following ocular imaging technologies with applications to eye care, ranging from the tear film and the cornea to the retina:

  • Optical coherent tomography (OCT) to image both anterior and posterior eye structures;
  • Enface OCT, OCT-Angiography;
  • Imaging during ocular surgery;
  • Adaptive optics in ocular imaging;
  • Imaging and measuring in the eye: Multimodal imaging, ocular biometry, Scheimpflug imaging, corneal endothelial specular microscopy, (ultra)-wide field retinal imaging, scanning laser ophthalmoscopy, mydriatic and non-mydriatic retinal cameras, machine learning techniques and artificial intelligence applied to pattern recognition, image classification and ocular assessment.

Prof. Dr. Maria Millan
Dr. Andres G. Marrugo
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Photonics is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • In-vivo imaging and measuring the anterior segment of the eye
  • Imaging and measuring the posterior segment of the eye
  • Features for eye fundus and retinal image description
  • Adaptive optics and bio-microscopy applied to the eye
  • Multimodal optical inspection techniques of the eye
  • Optical instruments and innovative software for ocular image interpretation
  • Artificial-intelligence-driven techniques in ocular imaging
  • Applications of ocular imaging to Ophthalmology and clinical practice
  • Optical image quality of ocular implants and visual performance

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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