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Zeit:12:00 bis 12:45
Lokalität: Quellgasse 21 | Raum HG 510 

Dosimetry Control and Monitoring of Selective Retina Therapy using Optical Coherence Tomography

Although the eye is a small part of the body, diseases or disabilities of the eye have severe consequences on activities of everyday life. Among the retinal diseases, age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy are especially problematic and frequent. They represent the main cause of blindness of people during working life. Treatment of such diseases may be carried out using selective retina therapy (SRT) by employing short laser pulses to selectively damage the retinal pigment epithelium. The dosimetry control during the treatment is carried out by real time optical coherence tomography (OCT). Selective retina therapy and optical coherence tomography have been combined to monitor laser-tissue interaction in real-time. An ex-vivo study of porcine eyes unveils mechanisms enabling automated and accurate dose-control during laser-therapy.


Daniel Kaufmann has completed an apprenticeship as polymechanic followed by a Bachelor Degree at the Bern University of Applied Sciences in microtechnics, a Master Degree at the University of Bern in Biomedical Engineering with a parallel employment at the Biomedical Engineering Lab of the Institute for Human Centered Engineering of the Bern University of Applied Sciences. His Master Thesis focuses on the Selective Retina Therapy / Optical Coherence Tomography project.

Christian Burri has done an apprenticeship as automation technician with vocational BMS, followed by a Bachelor Degree at the BFH TI in micro and medical technology with specialization in optics. He has done his Bachelor Thesis at the BFH OptoLab in the field of selective retina therapy (SRT). Currently he is studying for his Master Degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Bern while holding a position as a research assistant at HUCE-OptoLab, consecutively working in the field of SRT.

This Seminar is held in collaboration with the IEEE association.



Please register for the Seminar. A sandwich and drinks are provided for participants registering until Thursday 12:00h.