Laser Scanner Diagnoses Eye Diseases Before Vision Loss Occurs

Engineering scientist Marinko Sarunic of Canada’s Simon Fraser University (SFU) has developed a new type of retinal imaging scanner, which he says could revolutionize eye care, helping ophthalmologists diagnose eye diseases before vision loss occurs.

Sarunic’s high-resolution laser scanner can produce high-resolution, 3-D cross-section images of the retina — including individual photoreceptors, and fine capillaries, or blood vessels. Unlike other high-resolution retinal scanners, which are typically measure several meters across, Sarunic’s system is the size of a shoe box, making it suitable for everyday use in medical clinics and hospitals.

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