VIDEO: Notal Vision pursues home-based OCT for wet AMD monitoring
CHICAGO — At the Ophthalmology Innovation Summit at AAO, Quinton Oswald,CEO of Notal Vision, discusses the company’s pursuit of an OCT home monitoring system for patients with wet age-related macular degeneration, which would help specialists to better tailor treatment to the needs of each patient.
Information on Optical coherence tomography:
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an imaging technique that uses coherent light to capture micrometer-resolution, two- and three-dimensional images from within optical scattering media (e.g., biological tissue). It is used for medical imaging and industrial nondestructive testing (NDT). Optical coherence tomography is based on low-coherence interferometry, typically employing near-infrared light. The use of relatively long wavelength light allows it to penetrate into the scattering medium. Confocal microscopy, another optical technique, typically penetrates less deeply into the sample but with higher resolution.