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Anyone who has recently had an eye examination may have been ushered into a room that contained an optical coherence tomography (OCT) scanner. This technology uses backscattered light to construct cross-section images of the retina, similar to the way sound waves are used to construct an ultrasound image, except at a much higher resolution. Imaging the thickness of the retina can help to reveal various diseases and conditions.
Most people who dutifully put their head on the chin rest of the OCT scanner and stare at the red light are unaware of how the technology works. They also may not know that OCT has developed beyond the functionality of the traditional ophthalmology machine they see before their eyes, which was established in…READ MORE