1. €1 million Champalimaud Award recognises novel approaches to imaging the eye

    €1 million Champalimaud Award recognises novel approaches to imaging the eye

    The 2012 António Champalimaud Vision Award has been given for the development of two novel approaches to visualising the living human retina in health and disease. These techniques have provided remarkable opportunities for studying fundamental questions of retinal structure, for unravelling the mechanisms of human ocular disease, and for better monitoring clinical outcomes.

     

    Optical coherence tomography, or OCT, was developed by merging the low coherence interferometry methodologies of James Fujimoto, David Huang and Eric Swanson with insights for their clinical ocular application by Carmen Puliafito and Joel Schuman. By revealing the human retina at remarkable resolution, OCT has already ...

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