A new concept for high-resolution ophthalmoscopy is presented. The method is an alternative to the use of adaptive optics. It is based in deconvolving a retinal image from simultaneously acquired multiple ocular wave-front aberration and aberration-distorted fundus images. A computer simulation of the procedure using actual ocular wave-front aberration data that shows the validity of the method is first presented. Experimental results obtained from an artificial eye serve both to probe the method in a situation similar to the real eye and to introduce the required preprocessing of the retinal images. Finally, results from a real human retina are presented, and the potential of the technique is discussed.
© 2000 Optical Society of America
(100.0100) Image processing : Image processing
(100.1830) Image processing : Deconvolution
(330.0330) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision, color, and visual optics
(330.4300) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision system - noninvasive assessment
Ignacio Iglesias and Pablo Artal, "High-resolution retinal images obtained by deconvolution from wave-front sensing," Opt. Lett. 25, 1804-1806 (2000)