1. OCT-Based Technique Captures Subtle Details of Photoreceptor Function

    OCT-Based Technique Captures Subtle Details of Photoreceptor Function

    Researchers have developed a new instrument that has, for the first time, measured tiny light-evoked deformations in individual rods and cones in a living human eye. The new approach could one day improve detection of retinal diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness in people over 55 worldwide. “Our instrument offers a unique way to study retinal disease at the cellular level,” said research team leader Ravi Jonnal from the University of California Davis (UC Davis) Eye Center . “Because existing methods for measuring dysfunction are much less sensitive, it offers a potential new way to detect ...

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