Scientists have developed a laser-based technique that can produce a full 3D image of all the layers of the retina, allowing doctors to better diagnose and treat eye diseases such as cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and cancer. It will allow medics to take an image of the eye ten times faster and over ten times longer range than ever before, dramatically improving their ability to assess the condition of the eye and to ensure that nothing is overlooked.
Researchers from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) have developed a swept light source technology that makes it possible to take full 3D OCT images of the eye and this innovative technology is being commercialised by the university spin-out company OCTLIGHT ApS. With support from Europe’s ‘one-stop-shop’ incubator for photonics innovation, ACTPHAST 4.0, OCTLIGHT has been able to solve a critical challenge in miniaturizing the packaging of this novel laser technology to meet commercial marketplace demands. OCTLIGHT is now manufacturing these light sources to be used by medical technology companies in the commercialization of full 3D OCT imaging devices.
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