With Holo Eye app, doctors can peek into 3D eyes

M SOMASEKHAR Hyderabad | Updated on January 12, 2018 Published on June 21, 2017

LV Prasad Eye Institute division has developed the app for the cornea

Eye treatment is set to gain greater depth and better results thanks to a new device that helps doctors see the eye in 3D vision.

The ophthalmologist has to wear the device, called Holo Eye Anatomy, on the head and peer into the eye in 3D. The objective of the tool is to make learning and understanding the human eye in minute detail more experiential and enriching.

Scientists at the Srujana Centre for Innovation of the LV Prasad Eye Institute have developed the module specifically for the cornea. Explaining the development, Virender Sangwan, Director, Srujana Centre, said: “The device was born out of an artist’s rendering of eye models, which were coded onto the device and projected through the Micorosft Hololens. The required applications are set in graded hierarchy, with the flexibility to animate the desired model. Embedded in the framework are different layers of education targetting clinicians, residents and allied personnel involved in the field of eye care.”

According to Anthony Vipin Das, Project Lead, Holo Eye Anatomy: “Human eye anatomy can be studied in greater detail with experiential learning. The device aids in increasing this aspect and helps collaborate remotely in real-time. With the mixed reality of Hololens experience, one can stay in the real world and simultaneously explore 3D.”

New learning paradigm

Mixed Reality is a rich learning experience that allows you to see the media, a 3D model and an interactive experience at the same time.

“It is a multi-disciplinary collaboration that brought together individuals from different disciplines to build a solution of the holo eye anatomy,” Das said.

“At LVPEI, as we incorporate more technological tools, we hope that our education and research efforts can be significantly enhanced both qualitatively and quantitatively,” says Gullapalli N Rao, Founder and Chair of the Institute.

In ophthalmology, Mixed Reality will be the answer for patient education. It adds a whole new dimension to teaching and learning by allowing you to project information of 3D models in space and learn in a new perspective, said Sangwan.

“Learning is made more experiential, enabling us to holistically study the cornea and also split individual parts to the component layers to study them in detail,” he adds.

The team at LVPEI is constantly exploring latest technologies to combat avoidable blindness in terms of skill development, education and surgical training. The overarching goal is to help train students better. The Holo Eye Anatomy is another step in that direction, and in future, they aim to build an application for every part of the eye.

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Published on June 21, 2017
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