Seeing is believing: The development of optical coherence tomography

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2023 Sep 26;120(39):e2311129120. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2311129120. Epub 2023 Sep 21.


The 2023 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award is being presented to James Fujimoto, David Huang, and Eric Swanson for their invention and development of optical coherence tomography (OCT), an imaging technology that uses light to visualize microscopic structures within tissues such as the retina. OCT has dramatically changed the practice of ophthalmology and improved the lives of millions of people. It also has great potential in a wide range of other medical fields.

MeSH terms

  • Awards and Prizes*
  • Biomedical Research*
  • Humans
  • Retina / diagnostic imaging
  • Tomography, Optical Coherence