UTC Aerospace Systems has introduced its fastest 2k pixel shortwave infrared (SWIR) line scan camera to aid in the detection and diagnosis of multiple eye conditions, including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and corneal disease. The GL2048R camera is specially designed for applications in spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT), making it ideal for imaging the retina and choroid, the blood vessel below the retina. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).
The speed of this new SWIR camera allows the the entire front of the eye – from the top of the cornea through to the bottom of the lens – to literally be imaged in the blink of an eye. Developed to feature the smallest pixel pitch available for the SWIR wavelength range, the GL-2048R easily fits with other optical equipment used in these applications.
The new, higher speed GL-2048R camera minimizes motion blur and lessens patients’ discomfort, while giving physicians the largest field of view possible and the ability to measure the blood flow inside the larger vessels of the eye. The camera helps eye surgeons measure corneal thickness, scar tissue and lens dimensions before operating.
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UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries. UTC Aerospace Systems supports a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities.
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