Adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopy

Opt Express. 2002 May 6;10(9):405-12. doi: 10.1364/oe.10.000405.


We present the first scanning laser ophthalmoscope that uses adaptive optics to measure and correct the high order aberrations of the human eye. Adaptive optics increases both lateral and axial resolution, permitting axial sectioning of retinal tissue in vivo. The instrument is used to visualize photoreceptors, nerve fibers and flow of white blood cells in retinal capillaries.