|Programm||"Degeneration und Regeneration– Grundlagen, Diagnostik und Therapie"|
Scanning laser ophthalmoscopy has been developed in the early 1980's as an alternate method of imaging the posterior pole. Since its inception the device has spawn a host of new application such as scanning laser tomography, scanning laser Doppler flowmetry, scanning laser fluorescein angiography, scanning laser indocyanine green angiography, scanning laser corneal microscopy and scanning laser microperimetry. The devices have made significant inroads into the standard clinical practice and have allowed unprecedented imaging applications. The instruments are used in retina, glaucoma and cornea clinics for a wide variety of pathological conditions. Recent advances in research laboratories will undoubtedly find their way into the clinical routine in the near future. These advances include adaptive optics, multiple wavelength imaging, wide-field imaging, and combination with coherence imaging.