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Danish scientists develop swept-source technology to image the whole eye in 3D

Researchers from the Technical University of Denmark have developed technology that captures images of the eye from front to back

15 Mar 2019 by Selina Powell

Scientists from the Technical University of Denmark have developed technology that enables clinicians to take three dimensional images of the whole eye.

They have created swept light source technology that can image the eye from front to back in 3D.

The innovation addresses the demand by medical device companies for laser technology that enables the production of devices for 3D whole eye imaging.

The research is being commercialised by a university spin-out company OCTlight, supported by a European incubator for photonics innovation, Actphast 4.0.

OCTlight is manufacturing the light sources for use by medical technology companies producing full 3D optical coherence tomography imaging devices.

OCTlight chief executive officer, Dr Thor Ersted Ansbaek, explained: “Our technique allows you to image the whole eye from front to back in 3D. It scans faster so you can image a larger part of the retina.”

He added: “It allows you to image 150 degrees of the retina, and penetrates the eye, allowing you to see all the layers of the retina.”

Image credit: OCTlight/Actphast 4.0

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