Computer Controlled System for Laser Energy Delivery to the Retina
Technology available for licensing:
This technology can be utilized in a variety of settings to provide accurate imaging, diagnosis and treatment of lesions on a retina by accurately delivering laser energy to particular parts of the retina. For example, a physician wishing to image and treat lesions on a patient's retina would benefit by being able to compare a contemporaneous image of the lesions with previously taken images of the patient's retina prior to delivering laser energy. Also the invention can be used to diagnose and identify abnormal neovascular membranes in real-time, capture the precise location of the affected retinal tissue, and utilize the same optical pathway to precisely apply therapeutic photodynamic therapy. US Patent Application 12/130,380, filed May 20, 2011 titled, "Computer Controlled System for Laser Energy Delivery to the Retina"
Specific features of this technology that are novel:
- Mapping of treatment on a digital diagnostic image with a digital pointing device.
- Linking and registration of that image to a real time view of the retina coupled with the use of eye tracking and image stabilization.
- Delivery of a precisely localized laser beam application to the retina with modulation of beam intensity, size and duration.
- The application of either a solitary or multiple laser applications to the retina guided by the treatment map.
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