Indirect ophthalmoscopic stereo video system using three-dimensional LCD

Hyoun Joong Kong, Jong Mo Seo, Jeong Min Hwang, Hee Chan Kim

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review


Binocular indirect ophthalmoscope (BIO) provides a wider view of fundus with stereopsis contrary to the direct one. Proposed system is composed of portable BIO and 3D viewing unit. The illumination unit of BIO utilized high flux LED as a light source, LED condensing lens cap for beam focusing, color filters and small lithium ion battery. In optics unit of BIO, beam splitter was used to distribute an examinee's fundus image both to examiner's eye and to CMOS camera module attached to device. Captured retinal video stream data from stereo camera modules were sent to PC through USB 2.0 connectivity. For 3D viewing, two video streams having parallax between them were aligned vertically and horizontally and made into side-by-side video stream for cross-eyed stereoscopy. And the data were converted into autostereoscopic video stream using vertical interlacing for stereoscopic LCD which has glass 3D filter attached to the front side of it. Our newly devised system presented the real-time 3-D view of fundus to assistants with less dizziness than cross-eyed stereoscopy. And the BIO showed good performance compared to conventional portable BIO (Spectra Plus, Keeler Limited, Windsor, UK).

Original languageEnglish
Article number72371L
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2009
EventStereoscopic Displays and Applications XX - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 19 Jan 200921 Jan 2009


  • 3D LCD
  • Funduscope
  • Indirect ophthalmoscope
  • Ophthalmoscopy
  • Stereoscopy


Dive into the research topics of 'Indirect ophthalmoscopic stereo video system using three-dimensional LCD'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this