Multi-Modality Imaging with Spectralis
In the field of eye care, no diagnosis is made with absolute certainty – the smallest details and the highest precision can make a world of difference to patient care.
The biggest obstacle in using diagnostic imaging to detect small changes in the human eye is the motion of the eye. The only effective means of addressing this problem is to use real-time eye tracking technology during the imaging process. This can be done effectively by the SPECTRALIS imaging equipment, which uses simultaneous cSLO Fundus imaging to track eye motion and guide the OCT to the selected location. This helps clinicians to accurately detect and confidently track change over time.
The Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation supported Aravind Eye Hospital in procuring SPECTRALIS imaging equipment, making it the first hospital to own this state-of-the-art technology, that offers the best in diagnostic imaging to patients.
With its excellent imaging capabilities, the SPECTRALIS equipment helps Aravind Eye Hospital to reach new heights of progress in clinical research. The support rendered by the Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation gives doctors at the Aravind Eye Hospital access to technology that can be applied to improve several eye related conditions such as:
- Age-Related Macular Degeneration
- Choroidal Neovascularisation
- Pigment Epithelial Detachment
- Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
- Retinal Angiomatous Proliferation
- Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
- Diabetic Macular Oedema
- Nonproliferative Diabetic Retinopathy
- Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy
- Clinically Significant Macular Oedema
- Retinal Vein Occlusions
The Aravind Eye Care System is a non-profit organisation that aims to “eliminate needless blindness by providing compassionate and high-quality eye care for all”. Established in 1976 with eleven beds, the Aravind Eye Hospital, a WHO Collaborating Centre for Prevention of Blindness, now provides the entire range of eye care services from primary eye care to state-of-the-art tertiary eye care, through its network of five tertiary eye care hospitals. These hospitals serve patients from Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Pondicherry and parts of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.