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Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2189–2201

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

David Merino, Jacque L. Duncan, Pavan Tiruveedhula, and Austin Roorda  »View Author Affiliations

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 2, Issue 8, pp. 2189-2201 (2011)

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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.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(170.0110) Medical optics and biotechnology : Imaging systems
(170.4460) Medical optics and biotechnology : Ophthalmic optics and devices
(170.4470) Medical optics and biotechnology : Ophthalmology

ToC Category:
Ophthalmology Applications

Original Manuscript: May 27, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 24, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 2, 2011
Published: July 8, 2011

David Merino, Jacque L. Duncan, Pavan Tiruveedhula, and Austin Roorda, "Observation of cone and rod photoreceptors in normal subjects and patients using a new generation adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscope," Biomed. Opt. Express 2, 2189-2201 (2011)

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