EyeSAM: Graph-based Localization and Mapping of Retinal Vasculature during Intraocular Microsurgery

Shohin Mukherjee, Michael Kaess, Joseph N. Martel and Cameron N. Riviere
Journal Article, Intl. J. of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, JCARS, Vol. 14, No. 5, pp. 819-828, May, 2019


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Abstract

Purpose: Robot-assisted intraocular microsurgery can improve performance by aiding the surgeon in operating on delicate micron-scale anatomical structures of the eye. In order to account for the eyeball motion that is typical in intraocular surgery, there is a need for fast and accurate algorithms that map the retinal vasculature and localize the retina with respect to the microscope.
Methods: This work extends our previous work by a graph-based SLAM formulation using a sparse incremental smoothing and mapping (iSAM) algorithm.
Results: The resulting technique, “EyeSAM,” performs SLAM for intraoperative vitreoretinal surgical use while avoiding spurious duplication of structures as with the previous simpler technique. The technique also yields reduction in average pixel error in the camera motion estimation.
Conclusions: This work provides techniques to improve intraoperative tracking of retinal vasculature by handling loop closures and achieving increased robustness to quick shaky motions and drift due to uncertainties in the motion estimation.


@article{Mukherjee-2019-116368,
author = {Shohin Mukherjee and Michael Kaess and Joseph N. Martel and Cameron N. Riviere},
title = {EyeSAM: Graph-based Localization and Mapping of Retinal Vasculature during Intraocular Microsurgery},
journal = {Intl. J. of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, JCARS},
year = {2019},
month = {May},
volume = {14},
number = {5},
pages = {819-828},
} 2019-08-15T15:59:34-04:00