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About the Retina

About the Retina The retina is a very complex and dynamic structure of the eye. It is truly a window to the body, giving us extraordinary access to the microcirculation of the body as well as the eye and to the central nervous system. At the same time, its transparency and sequestered location within the inner lining of the globe challenges our technical facility for revealing its secrets without disturbing its function. Toward this end we have enlisted a growing number state-of-the-art imaging devices that provide quantitative and real-time analysis of the retinal structure and function.

A historical perspective of retinal imaging allows us to move forward in our work. Our aim is to provide doctors and their patients with the most advanced diagnostic tools available to visualize and understand the human retina. Corollary to this, we participate in the development of new technology for the advancement of this field. We are likewise involved in pursuits that further increase our understanding of the normal and diseased retina, as well as the effects of new therapies on various disease states.

 

The StructureThe Challenge
Transparent structure 100-250 µm thick Resolution of microanatomy
127 million photoreceptors (7M cones and 120M rods) Quantitative analysis of structures and function
1.2M optic nerve fibers - 100 fold internal integration Panoramic viewing
Dynamic sensitivity range spans 11 orders of magnitude Functional imaging
  Real-time dynamic imaging

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Eye Faculty PracticeTel: (212) 979-4500

Address310 E. 14th Street
South Building, 3rd Floor - Suite 319
New York, NY 10003

Retina CenterTel: (212) 614-8301

Address310 E. 14th Street
North Building, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10003

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