Robotically-aligned optical coherence tomography for automatic imaging of stationary and moving eyes

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) for structural eye imaging has revolutionized diagnostics in ophthalmology. OCT may have a further role in routine screening at primary care clinics and even public venues, provided it is fool-proofed and that subject alignment is automated. To that end, it has been developed a robot-mounted OCT scanner capable of automatically aligning to subjects' eyes without fixation targets, chinrests, or operator intervention. The system combines face and pupil tracking to enable a large functional workspace without compromising fine alignment. It has been demonstrated that its imaging performance aligning to stationary eyes, pursuing moving eyes, and tracking eyes subjected to physiologic motion.

Duke File (IDF) Number

T-006571

Inventor(s)

  • Draelos, Mark
  • Izatt, Joseph
  • Kuo, Anthony
  • McNabb, Ryan
  • Ortiz, Pablo "Pablo"

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College

Pratt School of Engineering