October 15, 2019

Using methods originally developed by astronomers to view stars more clearly through Earth's atmosphere, optometry researchers at Indiana University have taken the first undistorted microscopic images of a part of the eye involved in glaucoma.

Trabecular meshwork

The left image shows the trabecular meshwork as it can be seen in a doctor's office. The right image shows a portion of the same part of the eye in much greater detail using methods developed at IU. Images courtesy the Indiana University School of Optometry