Students were able to see on their own how does Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) work. Some of them were control subjects during the activity and discovered how easy it is to access the retina through this test. Visitors showed great interest in seeing the high quality images provided by the machine. They were surprised to see the insides of their eyes so immediately.
The OCT is a cutting edge technology that allows noninvasive exploration of the retina and the optic nerve. It provides high resolution images of the surface of the retina and its inner layers in real time. With some image treatment of the recorded information it allows to build three-dimensional images of the retina. This test is useful in neuroimmunology for detecting neurodegenerative disorders prematurely and following diagnosed patients.