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Confocal spectral ophthalmoscopic imaging of retinal laser damage in small vertebrate eyes
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Paper Abstract

We have used the small eye of the snake in combination with confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy to evaluate Argon laser retinal lesions. The snake eye has high optical power and high image quality. With these physiological optical attributes and confocal ophthalmic capability, we were able to examine laser induced retinal lesions over a very large dynamic range. Clear visualization of the photoreceptor matrix suggested alterations in the photoreceptor optical properties not previously noticed with conventional ophthalmoscopy and larger mammalian eyes. Inspection of anterior retinal levels suggested long term development intraretinal fibrosis and nerve fiber layer damage, as well as alteration to the choroidal vasculature at the lesion site. No alteration was observed at the retinal vascular level.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 1995
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2393, Ophthalmic Technologies V, (22 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.209845
Show Author Affiliations
Harry Zwick, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (United States)
David J. Lund, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (United States)
Rowe Elliot, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (United States)
Steven T. Schuschereba, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2393:
Ophthalmic Technologies V
Jean-Marie Parel; Qiushi Ren; Karen Margaret Joos, Editor(s)

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