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Advancing Adaptive Optics

Entering a new universe of retinal diagnostics and retinal imaging technology

Looking into the future by seeing the invisible

Profundus is developing a unique camera and software system. It is based on advanced retinal imaging technology for retinal eye examination and with the purpose to enable early detection of currently subclinical retinal features.

Early detection of retinal changes facilitates early diagnosis, prevention and treatment of different diseases. The resolution of details on a cellular level provided by the system are meant to enable an efficient analysis of treatment response and disease progression. The system is being developed for advanced research in the area of retinal diagnostics and retinal imaging technology and optimized for clinical use. It’s anticipated to achieve less chair time per patient with maintained high quality images compared to other solutions currently available on the market.

As a result of this, Profundus has the potential to pave the way when it comes to further exploring the universe of the human eye and the possibilities to detect and prevent different diseases by retinal diagnostics. The end goal being to enhance quality of life for patients through early detection and treatment of different diseases and at the same time reducing future healthcare costs.

The Profundus Camera


Up to 10x higher than conventional retinal imaging technology


8x larger corrected field of view compared to devices based on single-conjugate adaptive optics that only use one corrective element

Structural sizes

- Photoreceptors ~ 2-15 µm
- Vessels > 5 µm


Profundus camera 2-3 µm
Traditional fundus camera 15-20 µm

Advanced Adaptive optics for retinal diagnostics

The system is based on advanced adaptive optics (AO), originating from the astronomical community where it is used in telescopes to correct for atmospheric distortions, and optimized for retinal diagnostics. Compared with other systems on the market, the Profundus camera is being developed to combine several important features and benefits:
  • A stand-alone camera with a small footprint for research and clinical use

  • Less chair time – efficient both for patients and operators

  • Easy to use – requiring a minimum of training

  • Software modules as add-ons providing the possibility to grow with the system

  • Efficient workflow support

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