Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a well-established medical imaging system that have become an essential retinal imaging tool for ophthalmologists. However, their cost of up to $150,000 for clinical systems has restricted access to only large eye centers. There is significant opportunity for using OCT at the point of care, if a low cost instrument were available. Here we seek to minimize the cost of the instrument of a few thousand dollars that provides comparable performance with clinical system by using inexpensive component such as uncooled SLD for light source and liquid lens for scanner. We will demonstrate the capability of the low cost OCT by imaging animal retina.
Current Personnel Working on Low Cost OCT: