Researcher anticipates glaucoma applications of fluorescence imaging

WASHINGTON — Advances in combining fluorescence techniques with adaptive optics imaging are providing novel structural and functional information at a microscopic scale, a speaker said here. By imaging the retinal pigment epithelium using the lipofuscin in cell cytoplasm, cell mosaic and fluorophore distribution show cell structure and size. In another application, two-photon fluorescence allows visualization of all retinal layers, Jennifer J. Hunter, PhD, told colleagues at the American Glaucoma Society meeting.

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