Helping U.C. Berkeley’s Optometry Department Transition to Digital

Like many educational institutions, the School of Optometry at U.C. Berkeley has used slides to illustrate a very visual subject for many years.

In this case, it is a series of training slides, photographed using a stereo camera, to teach students how to recognize and grade the severity of diabetic eye disease. Students would use stereo viewers to see these 'eyes’ (retina photographs) in three dimensions. We scanned the 35mm slides on our Hasselblad X5 scanner at very high resolution, and then created PDF files for each stereo pair.  Students can now sit in front of a computer screen, or an iPad, and view the images in stereo using 3-D glasses.

UC Berkeley Optometry Stereo Retinas

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