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Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1423–1431

Analysis of individual cone-photoreceptor directionality using scanning laser ophthalmoscopy

Diego Rativa and Brian Vohnsen  »View Author Affiliations

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 2, Issue 6, pp. 1423-1431 (2011)

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Scanning laser ophthalmoscopy has been used to measure individual cone-photoreceptor directionalities in the living human eye. The directionality is determined at different retinal eccentricities where it is expected that cones have diameters ranging between 5–10μm, comparable to the spot size of the incident beam. Individual cone directionality values are compared with the predicted directionalities obtained by using the waveguide model of light coupling to and from photoreceptors for the case of a focused incident beam.

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OCIS Codes
(330.7327) Vision, color, and visual optics : Visual optics, ophthalmic instrumentation
(330.7331) Vision, color, and visual optics : Visual optics, receptor optics

ToC Category:
Ophthalmology Applications

Original Manuscript: March 1, 2011
Revised Manuscript: April 21, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 27, 2011
Published: May 4, 2011

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Diego Rativa and Brian Vohnsen, "Analysis of individual cone-photoreceptor directionality using scanning laser ophthalmoscopy," Biomed. Opt. Express 2, 1423-1431 (2011)

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