Individual retinal ganglion cells imaged with new technique

Written by Naamah Maundrell

Researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center (NY, USA) have developed a new technique that is able to non-invasively image the retina at a previously unattained resolution. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, describes how the new method can distinguish individual retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), which could be of huge benefit in the early diagnosis of diseases such as glaucoma. The new technique, termed multi-offset detection, modified the existing technology – confocal adaptive optics scanning light ophthalmoscopy. The new method involved combining multiple images in which the size and location of the detector,...

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