New imaging technique captures never before seen, high-resolution images of the peripheral retina, a site linked to many blinding diseases
A collaborative study between Dr. Rajesh Rao and Canadian researcher Dr. Netan Choudhry used ultra-widefield steering-based spectral-domain optical coherence tomography imaging to produce never before seen images of the peripheral retina, for the first time in the living patient. Improved imaging of the peripheral retina is important because many blinding diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal detachment arise first in the periphery. This imaging technique may deepen our understanding of the peripheral retina, and may influence decision-making in clinical practice. This study has been published by the American Academy of Ophthalmology in the journal Ophthalmology, and is the cover image for the June 2016 issue.
Reference: Ophthalmology, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ophtha.2016.01.045