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Program 2016


The Science of the Eye

Dr. med. Peter Maloca (MP)

In this highend medtech and scientific presentation, the structures of the human eye are displayed in the macro- and micron range from the perspective of a trained eye specialist with the help of color photographs, histology, the newest in vivo imaging techniques with laser scanning ophthalmoscopy SLO and optical coherence OCT laser diagnostics to obtain a realistic 3D experience. The physical properties of the different ocular tissues are illustrated to discuss the optical interactions and light effects.

Participants will know exactly how an eye is constructed, know the naming of eye structures and how to avoid typical errors in modeling, texturing, animation and illumination.The goal is a deep understanding of the normal eye architecture and to use this to allow the greatest possible imaging.

Dr. med. Peter Maloca

Dr. med. Peter Maloca, Co-Director OCTlab, OCTlab University of Basel,

Peter Maloca, is a doctor of medicine and trained ophthalmologist, histo-pathologist, eye surgeon and scientists for Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a new, non-invasive imaging technology that uses harmless laser waves to detect eye pathologies in diseases as diabetes, multiple sclerosis (MS) or tumors. He is co-founder and co-director of the OCTlab, a division of the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Basel, Switzerland. He is specialized in the development of OCT imaging software and hardware, including automated, self-measuring OCT scanners for home use like the MIMO OCT device.

He is OCT instructor and leads annual congresses for ophthalmologists. Recently, he has demonstrated the worldwide first 3DOCT films in the IMAX, retinal 3D prints and has also produced some educational games and maintains an online community for OCT to share experience and knowledge:

View EyeRacer Demo (a race through real, healthy subretinal vessels with a diameter of 100 microns):

Play the game EyeRacer

His contribution "Inside the human eye" was awarded as one of the best in science image making across the globe by the WELLCOME TRUST IMAGE AWARDS WIA 2016:


Further ressources about the human eye from a professional point of view:

The OCTlab is an interdisciplinary division of the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Basel, Switzerland. The OCTlab does applied research in the field of optical coherence tomography imaging. The OCTlab is grateful for any support and targets to save human vision.

FMX is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the City of Stuttgart and MFG Baden-Wuerttemberg, taking place in cooperation with the VES Visual Effects Society and ACM SIGGRAPH, supported by the Animation Media Cluster Region Stuttgart (AMCRS), Autodesk, Backstage, Epic Games/Unreal Engine, Foundry, Mackevision and ScanlineVFX. FMX is an event by the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, organized by Animationsinstitut, hosting the Animation Production Days (APD), a joint venture with the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS).

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