Today’s ophthalmologist uses OCT on a daily basis.  Without OCT, the early and accurate diagnosis of retinal problem, anterior issues, infections, AMD (age-related macular degeneration) and many other eye ailments would be much more difficult, and more people might lose their sight.  Two-dimensional and three-dimensional imaging of the eye vividly illustrates many of the most common and the most destructive diseases.

Laser implications:

The Insight laser's fast measurement speed reduces movement blurring and supports high-definition 3D imaging.  The long coherence length allows imaging over a longer distance. Importantly, the rapidly declining price supports broader adoption of ophthalmic OCT worldwide (and higher profit margins for OCT suppliers).  Several of the Insight laser's key features are a good fit for ophthalmic applications.

Additional general information:

  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSMrdI56PFM&feature=youtu.be
  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQpVszHyZSU&feature=relmfu
  3. http://www.nhs.uk/news/2010/11November/Pages/lasers-used-to-treat-cataracts.aspx 

Additional technical information:

OCT provides ophthalmologists
details views of the interior eye.


With OCT, ailments such as age-related macular
degeneration (AMD) are easier to diagnose.


OCT can help with a diagnosis if there is
a complication following LASIK eye surgery.

Detailed view of
capillaries in the eye.


The number of diagnostic opthalmic OCT
procedures continue to grow substantially.

Ophtalmic OCT market size
is $1B/year.