ReVision is a multidisciplinary research project focusing on improving retinal imaging, image processing, and computational analysis of the image data to enable efficient automatic and semi-automatic methods for eye health. The consortium partners are the University of Eastern Finland (responsible institution; photonics) and the University of Tampere (ophthalmology). The project has strong international collaboration with the University of Birmingham and Tokyo Institute of Technology.
Retinal imaging is commonly used in ophthalmology and digital retinal cameras are in wide use in the western health care, for example, for the screening of diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration. With the proposed research, the current clinical practices are challenged by claiming that through the adoption of spectral imaging techniques, it is possible to significantly improve the examination of the eye when compared to the existing photographic systems based on grey-level and RGB imaging. Spectral imaging can be the missing part in the development of accurate and reliable methods for automatic monitoring and screening.