scanning laser ophthalmoscope

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an instrument for examining the interior of the eye.
direct ophthalmoscope one that produces an upright, or unreversed, image of approximately 15 times magnification. The direct ophthalmoscope is used to inspect the fundus of the eye, which is the back portion of the interior eyeball. Examination is best carried out in a darkened room. The examiner looks for changes in the color or pigment of the fundus, changes in the caliber and shape of retinal blood vessels, and any abnormalities in the macula lutea, the portion of the retina that receives and analyzes light only from the very center of the visual field. Macular degeneration and opacities of the lens can be seen through direct ophthalmoscopy.
A, Inspection of the eye with a direct ophthalmoscope. B, Structures that are visualized. From Polaski and Tatro, 1996.
indirect ophthalmoscope one that produces an inverted, or reversed, direct image of two to five times magnification. An indirect ophthalmoscope provides a stronger light source, a specially designed objective lens, and opportunity for stereoscopic inspection of the interior of the eyeball. It is invaluable for diagnosis and treatment of retinal tears, holes, and detachments. The pupils must be fully dilated for satisfactory indirect ophthalmoscopy.
scanning laser ophthalmoscope (SLO) an instrument for retinal imaging in which light from a low-power laser beam that scans the retina is reflected back to a sensor; the light detected by the sensor is used to create a full-color composite digital image.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

scanning laser ophthalmoscope



A laser-powered ophthalmoscope for producing images of the choroid or retinal layers of the eye.
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Hammer, "Large-field-of-view, modular, stabilized, adaptiveoptics-based scanning laser ophthalmoscope," Journal of the Optical Society of America A, vol.
Retinal location of the preferred retinal locus relative to the fovea in scanning laser ophthalmoscope images.
Static fundus perimetry using the scanning laser ophthalmoscope with an automated threshold strategy.
Scanning laser ophthalmoscope analysis of the pattern of visual loss in age-related geographic atrophy of the macula.
Patients with AMD and a large absolute central scotoma can be trained successfully to use eccentric viewing, as demonstrated in a scanning laser ophthalmoscope. Vision Res.
used the scanning laser ophthalmoscope (SLO) to study the characteristics of macular scotomas in 742 eyes [2].
Its scanning laser ophthalmoscope technology captures detailed confocal images of the retina so precise that structures commonly missed by fundus cameras, such as macular drusen and holes, are visualised.
Jacque Duncan, assistant adjunct professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of California, San Francisco, will be working on the development of the Adaptive Optics Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope (AOSLO) for evaluating the retinas of people affected by retinal degenerations.
Tokyo, Japan, May 9, 2006 - (JCN) - IRI-Ubiteq has developed a noise removal device for scanning laser ophthalmoscopes (SLOs) in collaboration with FiberTech and the Nagaoka University of Technology.

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