Adaptive Optics: Assessing Vision, Disease and Treatment

Susana Marcos, Ramkumar Sabesan and Daniel X. Hammer

Recent research in using adaptive optics techniques for the human eye enables new scientific insights and clinical applications.

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Adaptive optics (AO) is a methodology that augments any imaging technique degraded by optical aberrations. First invented and demonstrated in the 1950s to correct distortions caused by atmospheric turbulence in ground-based telescopes, AO has now been used for more than 25 years to achieve cellular- and subcellular-scale visualization of targets for applications in the biological sciences.

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