1. Bringing the human eye into focus

    Bringing the human eye into focus

    A new computer algorithm, to correct optical aberrations that appear while imaging the back of the eye, has been demonstrated by researchers in the US. The team's method should allow the benefits of adaptive optics, more commonly used in astronomy, to be brought more readily into clinics. It does not need expensive optical hardware and, according to the researchers, could help diagnose degenerative eye and neurological diseases earlier, making their treatment more successful. Optical coherence tomography is an interferometry-based medical imaging technique analogous to ultrasound imaging, but using light instead of sound. It is the standard of care for ...

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    1. We agree that, given the images we've seen from the hardware [adaptive optics] systems, our computational approaches are equivalent to those...In addition, we think we could do better by correcting the finer aberrations and by being able to manipulate the data post-acquisition, which gives us a lot more flexibility.
    2. We agree that, given the images we've seen from the hardware [adaptive optics] systems, our computational approaches are equivalent to those...In addition, we think we could do better by correcting the finer aberrations and by being able to manipulate the data post-acquisition, which gives us a lot more flexibility.
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