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Saturday, October 15, 2011

3D OCT 2000I spent yesterday afternoon doing a bit of Optical Coherence Tomography at the Sussex Eye Hospital with this bloke and the machine on the left. Those are twenty-five words I never thought I'd write. Mainly because I struggle to string a Coherence sentence together. I've never done OCT before, but having looked at the calendar, this seemed like the right month to try it.

In addition to operating the camera, I also posed as a patient and had an OCT done on my own eyes, which was an interesting experience. Suffice it to say that the person who designed the opening titles of The Matrix clearly suffered from macular oedema and was seeing an ophthalmologist. Frankly, Topcon could sue for breach of copyright.

But the moving green grid the patient has to look at is nothing compared to the visuals on the other side of the machine. This is the screen the operator gets to see after every scan of the retina...

That's what you call eye candy.


Phil's Mum said...


A Passer-by said...

You can find out about OCT in Wikipedia.   Unfortunately the article has the following headline:
<span>This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject.</span>
So here's your opportunity, Phil!

Dave said...

Did you have hydrochloric acid put in your eye, for the full experience?

Phil said...

You have to draw the line somewhere.