New technology lets you and doctors experience your eye in VR

[This short story from Quartz describes an intriguing use of virtual reality and presence: data from scans of a person’s eye are used to produce an interactive VR experience that doctors can experience together for collaborative diagnosis and treatment, and patients can use to better understand their condition. The scan data can also be used to print a 3D version of the eye. See the original Quartz story for a 1:32 minute video, and the Wellcome Image Awards website for more information including profiles of the team that developed the technique and a different 1:52 minute video (a 4:15 minute version of that video is available on YouTube). –Matthew]

[Image: Source: Wellcome Image Awards via YouTube]

Watch: New virtual reality technology lets you see inside your eye

March 22, 2017

Patients undergoing eye surgery can now get a virtual reality tour of the inside of their eye before the procedure. The imagery is constructed using a technology called optical coherence tomography. It uses laser light to provide comprehensive imagery.

Doctors at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London used the technique to produce stunning 3d images of the vessels of a mini-pig eye, winning them a Wellcome Image Award. Watch the video to catch a glimpse of this new VR experience.

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