Development of methodology and software prototype enabling tracking the eye motion and its correction during imaging the retinal blood flow system (angiography)

Voucher badawczy

Angiography is routinely used in ophthalmology to visualize the retinal and choroidal circulation, and has become an important diagnostic tool in the case of ocular pathology. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) can provide structural information but recently this technology has been extended to perform non-invasive angiography. However, involuntary fixational eye motion (e.g. drift and microsaccades) is a major cause of artifacts in OCT imaging even in ultra-high speed systems causing significant reduction of image quality. This project addresses the above-mentioned challenge. The aim of the project is to develop an innovative methodology and software prototype that will enable eye motion tracking and real-time correction of motion artifacts during retinal in vivo imaging procedures. This R&D activity is a collaborative effort of the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, and the Oculomedica Clinic in Bydgoszcz. The project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund under Regional Operational Programme of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship for 2007-2013, and by the means of Polish budget.

Budget: 78 720 PLN
Implementation period: 10/2014-04/2015
Project ID: VB/01/2014/032
Contract ID: 4/03VB/2014