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Adaptive Optics Detect Early Diabetes Eye Damage

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Vision loss is a threat for millions of those suffering from diabetes. The earlier it can be detected, the sooner and potentially more effectively it can be treated. Researchers from Indiana University have developed a new technique and instrument for detecting early warning signs of diabetic retinopathy, with the promise of enhanced diagnosis and better treatment. A retinal capillary with multiple loops. The blood cannot travel directly to nourish the retinal cells. Courtesy of the Indiana University School of Optometry. The instrument, designed by Stephen Burns, a professor...Read full article

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    Published: April 2014
    Glossary
    adaptive optics
    Adaptive optics (AO) is a technology used to improve the performance of optical systems by reducing the effects of atmospheric distortions. The Earth's atmosphere can cause light passing through it to experience distortions, resulting in image blurring and degradation in various optical applications, such as astronomical observations, laser communications, and imaging systems. Adaptive optics systems actively adjust the optical elements in real-time to compensate for these distortions. Key...
    microscopic
    Characteristic of an object so small in size or so fine in structure that it cannot be seen by the unaided eye. A microscopic object may be rendered visible when examined under a microscope.
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