Discovery - first images of rod photoreceptors in a living human retina
In 2011, Alfredo Dubra, Yusufu Sulai, Robert F. Cooper, Adam M. Dubis, Joseph Carroll, et al. published the first images of the rod photoreceptor cells in a living human retina (see the image below). The paper, published in Biomedical Optics Express, generated worldwide acclaim and interest in the science and efforts behind this achievement.
This web page provides links to the paper, the news release and the video interview conducted by Alfredo Dubra, PhD, discussing the paper.
- June 8, 2011 Biomedical Optics Express, Dubra et al.
“Noninvasive imaging of the human rod photoreceptor mosaic using a confocal adaptive optics scanning ophthalmoscope” [PUBMED][PDF]
- June 8, 2011 Introduction to the Biomedical Optics Express issue, Carroll et al.
“Introduction: Feature Issue on Cellular Imaging of the Retina” [PUBMED] [PDF]