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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 109  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 145-152

The use of adaptive optics for retinal imaging with microscopic resolution

Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Sohag University, Sohag, Egypt

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Mortada A Abozaid
Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Sohag University, Sohag
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2090-0686.204726

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Adaptive optics (AO) is a technology used to improve the performance of optical systems by reducing the effects of optical aberrations. Adding AO to retinal imaging tools allows noninvasive direct visualization of the photoreceptor cells, capillaries, and nerve fiber bundles by correcting the eye’s monochromatic aberrations. AO can provide new information on the early pathological changes of the retinal microstructures in various retinal diseases, can also monitor response to novel treatments at the cellular level, and can help better select candidates for such treatments. This review discusses the basics, clinical applications, and challenges of AO retinal imaging.

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