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Biomed Opt Express. 2011 Aug 1;2(8):2189-201. doi: 10.1364/BOE.2.002189. Epub 2011 Jul 8.

Observation of cone and rod photoreceptors in normal subjects and patients using a new generation adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscope.

Abstract

We demonstrate the capability of a new generation adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscope (AOSLO) to resolve cones and rods in normal subjects, and confirm our findings by comparing cone and rod spacing with published histology measurements. Cone and rod spacing measurements are also performed on AOSLO images from two different diseased eyes, one affected by achromatopsia and the other by acute zonal occult outer retinopathy (AZOOR). The potential of AOSLO technology in the study of these and other retinal diseases is illustrated.

KEYWORDS:

(010.1080) Active or adaptive optics; (170.0110) Imaging systems; (170.4460) Ophthalmic optics and devices; (170.4470) Ophthalmology

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