Scanning laser ophthamoscope

Robert W. Massof

The scanning laser ophthalmoscope (SLO) has made it possible to present a view of the inside of the eye as a television image—accessible to computer manipulation—while actually decreasing the light falling on the sensitive retina during examination. At the Eye Research Institute of the Retina Foundation in Boston, Robert Webb and George Hughes have used lasers and electronics to turn the conventional instrument inside out.

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