Ophthalmic Imaging Center


The clinical component of the Center for Macular Degeneration Treatment and Research, whose basic science arm is the Ocular Cell Transplantation Laboratory, is staffed by the retina faculty, and includes the Ophthalmic Diagnostic Imaging Center and the Low Vision Center.


animated eyeThe Ophthalmic Diagnostic Imaging Center encompasses the Ophthalmic Imaging Division, the Telemedicine Project, the Electrophysiology Service, the Orthoptics Service, the Visual Field Service, and outpatient Minor Surgery. The Ophthalmic Imaging Division is currently under the direction of Dr. Tatiana Forofonova. Its scope includes film and digital contrast dye studies, fundus and external photography, scanning laser ophthalmoscopy, confocal laser nerve fiber layer analysis, corneal topography, ophthalmic ultrasound, and the Telemedicine Project. This division provides services to physicians in the Institute as well as throughout the State of New Jersey.
Ocular assessments are accomplished with multiple imaging modalities: the topographic scanning system (TopSS) for evaluating the optic nerve in glaucoma, now with capabilities for circulation studies using indocyanine green (ICG) for evaluating the macula; the ImageNet Fundus Imager, for documenting retinal and choroidal blood flow with ICG and fluorescein dyes; and the scanning laser ophthalmoscope (SLO) for documenting flow circulation with ICG/fluorescein dyes and for microperimetry. The SLO is an essential component of our RPE transplantation program and is further used to train low vision patients to fixate eccentrically. The Imaging Division also features ocular echography as well as ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) for specialized imaging of the anterior and posterior segments, respectively.
Our imaging center maintains ancillary equipment for data enhancement, with capabilities for scanning, editing, and enhancing videos, color film, negatives, and computer-generated images as well as for converting these modalities into any type of medium needed for research, poster presentations, lectures, training, or review purposes.

Conventional 35 mm retinal camera with 20/35/50 degree fields angle. Color and monochrome capabilities for fluorescein angiography (FA) studies. Tatiana
Digital retinal camera Film and ImageNet digital retinal camera with variable field angle. Color, monochrome, FA and ICG imaging capabilities.
SLO with nonmydryatic capabilities for retinal field analysis (visumetry and scotometry), FA and ICG studies. Scanning laser ophthalmoscope (SLO)
Topographic scanning system (TopSS) TopSS for imaging the optic nerve head and producing 3-D animated images for glaucoma studies. Also useful for nerve fiber layer and ICG studies.