MSc Project in Portable Optical Coherence Tomography for Angiography of the Eye with No Injection

This project is suitable for a 1-year MSc  in Physics.  The project does not currently have funding attached, students must be able to fund the fees and their living costs either through their own funds or a scholarship. Current information on fees is available here.

Supervisors: Adrian Podoleanu, Adrian Bradu, Manuel Marques

The expansion of treatable eye diseases such as age related macula degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, retinal vein occlusion and uveitis has led to continuous use of non-invasive devices such as optical coherence tomography (OCT) in clinical domains to provide diagnosis and treatment paradigms. OCT is a high resolution, non invasive, optical imaging technology that recently has been evolved towards non-invasive imaging of the retinal vasculature without injection, ie of angiography (A) with no dye. Usually, vasculature is imaged by injecting the patient with a dye, indocyanine green (ICG) or Fluorescein. OCTA allows seeing the vessels with no dye. The current eye imaging systems are bulky, high cost, and require large surface area within clinical regions, meaning less space to see and treat patients. The OCT is a high-growth business, the number of OCT systems sold is soaring and demand is high, however, not every practice could afford to have one.

There is no deadline for the project – applicants will be assessed on a rolling basis – although please note any separate deadlines for scholarships or funding. For further information or informal enquiries, please contact Professor Adrian Podoleanu (

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Applied Optics Group 

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