Drawing inspiration from the stars, researchers have turned to technology used to increase the resolution of satellite images, adaptive optics, and incorporated it into existing imaging equipment.
We have previously reported on the trial being carried out at Moorfields Eye Hospital, offering stunning detail of the eye.
Clinicians are able to visualise the individual cells of a patient’s retina, in real time.
Phase variance OCT is another example if the technology which will allow researchers to image the minute blood vessels of the eye in greater details. It is thought that this technology could make it to High Street practices within five years.