Adaptive multispectral illumination for retinal microsurgery

Raphael Sznitman, Diego Rother, Jim Handa, Peter Gehlbach, Gregory D. Hager, Russell Taylor

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

6 Scopus citations


It has been shown that excessive white light exposure during retinal microsurgery can induce retinal damage. To address this problem, one can illuminate the retina with a device that alternates between white, and less damaging limited-spectrum light. The surgeon is then presented with a fully colored video by recoloring the limited-spectrum light frames, using information from the white-light frames. To obtain accurately colored images, while reducing phototoxicity, we have developed a novel algorithm that monitors the quality of the recolored images and determines when white light may be substituted by limited-spectrum light. We show qualitatively and quantitatively that our system can provide reliable images using a significantly smaller light dose as compared to other state-of-the-art coloring schemes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI2010 - 13th International Conference, Proceedings
Number of pages8
EditionPART 3
StatePublished - 2010
Event13th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2010 - Beijing, China
Duration: Sep 20 2010Sep 24 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 3
Volume6363 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other13th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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