Imaging the fundus offers the opportunity for direct, non-invasive study of the retinal blood vessels and allows for research into early diagnosis of conditions such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, MS, diabetes, hypertension and dementia.
Further information pertaining to the layers of tissue at the back of the eye (which consist of neurons and supporting cells, interconnected by synapses) is revealed by optical coherence tomography (OCT). Images from these instruments can be used to investigate the role that neuro-retinal biomarkers might play in the phenotyping of neuro-degenerative diseases.
Visit Edinburgh Imaging's page on Retinal Imaging
Who to contact?
Contact Dr Tom MacGillivray for further information