Adopting Adaptive Optics
Do we need yet another retinal examination technology? If it can monitor change at the level of individual cells, the answer is a firm “yes!”
Adam Dubis | | Longer Read
At a Glance
- Adaptive optics compensates for the intrinsic optical errors of ocular tissues, thereby providing cellular-level resolution of the retina
- Advanced adaptive optics systems now permit dynamic monitoring of retinal cell function in real time
- As this technology moves from the R&D environment to the clinic, the benefits to patients are becoming increasingly evident; near-term applications include improved assessment of acute retinal neuritis, commotio retinae and retinal gene therapy trials
- Longer-term aims include the development of a visual function test that will permit detailed monitoring of both photoreceptors and retinal vasculature, thus guiding management of both ocular and systemic vascular disease.
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