Clinicians and researchers can uncover mysteries in the eye
The eye promises to be a window into the health of a patient. Images of the human retina, an extension of the brain, allows clinicians to make a more precise assessment through a wider view of the retina, important for patients with diseases such as glaucoma, diabetes or age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
The window is blurred, however, by imperfections in the eye itself: the cornea and crystalline lens, as well as the viscous and non-uniform nature of the vitreous humor, prevent clinicians from viewing important cellular structures.
Higher retinal image resolution promises earlier detection and diagnosis of eye pathologies and facilitates the discovery of new applications, e.g. detection of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's.
Our components allow intruments to push the boundaries of retinal imaging
Clinicians and researchers require new technologies to help them see in the eye at the cellular-level.
Adaptive optics solves this problem by correcting for these imperfections at a microscopic level and allows for high-resolution imaging of photoreceptor cells. Boston Micromachines technology can enable you to do this using an Adaptive Optics Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope (AOSLO).
AOSLO imaging has the potential to replace or augment less direct methods of tracking disease state such as visual acuity (VA) and can help to resolve retinal structures and pathology that is valuable in both diagnosis and treatment.
We believe you should be able to accurately diagnose and treat disease before the loss of sight begins. By using MEMS deformable mirrors, the latest imaging techniques can help researchers test drugs for efficacy at the cellular-level. For more information, contact us today.