Spectral retinal imaging for improved disease diagnosis
By 2020, there will be 200 million (estimate) visually-impaired people world wide. Main diseases in richer countries with aging populations are glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration —80% of which are preventable or treatable.
The potential of hyperspectral imaging for characterisation
of retinal diseases is enormous.
· Ability to qualitatively map blood oxygenation and some indication of differential blood deoxygenation in diseased retina.
· Enhanced ability to delineate retinal structure (e.g. the optic disc, optic cup).
· Enhanced discrimination between healthy and diseased tissues.
· Improved imaging of specific retinal structures (e.g. the nerve fibre layer).
Prof. Andy Harvey
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