January 10, 2018

A High-Tech Camera that Could Improve Eye Care

A complex camera has the potential to help doctors get a clearer, more accurate look at the human eye.

Cornea specialist, Maria Woodward, MD, MS, who specializes in conditions affecting the front part of the eye, was looking for new imaging modalities that could better capture structures in this area, such as the iris and lens. She teamed up with David Burke, Ph.D., a professor of human genetics, and Volker Sick, PhD, a professor of mechanical engineering, for the effort. 

In their research, the team demonstrated that a plenoptic camera system could be used to capture 3-D iris patterns in a single photograph with enough accuracy and precision to make disease diagnosis and continued monitoring feasible.

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Dr. Mia Woodward

Maria A. Woodward, MD, MS

Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Section Leader, Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery