22 May 1995 Confocal spectral ophthalmoscopic imaging of retinal laser damage in small vertebrate eyes
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We have used the small eye of the snake in combination with confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy to evaluate Argon laser retinal lesions. The snake eye has high optical power and high image quality. With these physiological optical attributes and confocal ophthalmic capability, we were able to examine laser induced retinal lesions over a very large dynamic range. Clear visualization of the photoreceptor matrix suggested alterations in the photoreceptor optical properties not previously noticed with conventional ophthalmoscopy and larger mammalian eyes. Inspection of anterior retinal levels suggested long term development intraretinal fibrosis and nerve fiber layer damage, as well as alteration to the choroidal vasculature at the lesion site. No alteration was observed at the retinal vascular level.
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Harry Zwick, David J. Lund, Rowe Elliot, Steven T. Schuschereba, "Confocal spectral ophthalmoscopic imaging of retinal laser damage in small vertebrate eyes", Proc. SPIE 2393, Ophthalmic Technologies V, (22 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.209845; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.209845
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