Adaptive Optics Imaging for the Study of Retinal Photoreceptors
Adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (AOSLO) enables visualization of retinal structure with subcellular resolution. Consisting of a wavefront sensor and deformable mirror, AO systems correct the optical aberrations of the eye. Combined with imaging technology, including a light source, optical scanners, and detectors, AOSLO imaging grants us the ability to study properties of individual photoreceptors, such as size and density, in the living eye (Burns et al., 2019). My project will focus on the visualization of AO images in the form of retinal “montages” and compare how the structure of the retina varies between healthy and diseased patients.