• Our system can image ocular surgery at up to 10 volumes per second and can display the data through the operating microscope oculars. This can help refine current ophthalmic surgery and help develop novel surgical techniques.
  • Handheld, rapidly switchable, anterior and posterior segment visualization possible now with SSOCT.
  • We are using robotics to develop new ways for ophthalmic surgeons to interact with surgical instruments. Robot-controlled instruments allow surgeons to operate from any viewpoint without disorientation. Videos: https://goo.gl/2hRtgG
  • Our ophthalmic surgical simulator facilitates prototyping tool control paradigms and features haptic feedback and stereoscopic viewing. Videos: https://goo.gl/2hRtgG

Applied Optoelectronics for Problems in the Biomedical Sciences

The Duke Biophotonics Group is directed by Professor Joseph Izatt and is located in the Fitzpatrick Center for Interdisciplinary Engineering and Applied Sciences (FCIEMAS) at Duke University. The laboratory is part of the Fitzpatrick Institute of Photonics (FIP) and the Department of Biomedical Engineering within Duke's Pratt School of Engineering.

Our group is concerned with the application of cutting-edge optoelectronic technologies to problems in the biomedical sciences. Our research centers on the utilization of optical technologies for non-invasive, high-resolution imaging and sensing in living biological tissues.

The technologies used in this laboratory include acousto-optic and integrated-optic devices, femtosecond lasers, custom optomechanical designs, and ultrabroadband fiber optic telecommunications equipment. To develop practical solutions in clinical ophthalmology, the Duke Biophotonics Group maintains close connections with the Duke Eye Center and promotes active collaborations between our engineers and its clinicians.