Handheld probe images photoreceptors in children

DUKE UNIVERSITY | August 23, 2018

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The technology, based on adaptive optics, will make it easier for physicians and scientists to observe these cells to diagnose eye diseases and make early detection of brain-related diseases and trauma. Photoreceptors are specialized neurons that comprise the light-sensing cells of the retina, an extension of the central nervous system located at the back of the eye. The retina sends signals to the brain via the optic nerve, which then processes the visual information. Previous studies have shown that neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, as well as traumatic brain injuries, such as concussions, can alter the neuronal structures in the retina.

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