GALAHAD is a project funded by the EC through Horizon 2020. Its primary objective is to improve screening and basic diagnostics for glaucoma, which is a major cause of blindness throughout the world. The project will develop the potential of optical coherence tomography (OCT) which offers doctors a non-contact method of examining the surface and sub-surface of the retina (the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye) in real time without the need for anaesthetic.
The key elements of the project are:
- A low cost supercontinuum source: a powerful and very broadband light source
- Ultra-broadband photonic components: to exploit the wide bandwidth source
- Automated glaucoma screening algorithms: so that non-expert operators will be able to perform glaucoma screening.
This short video gives an overview and background to the project.
The Technology and Results pages have more technical information.
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