The first accurate picture of the part of the eye where glaucoma starts has been captured. Researchers out of Indiana University recently accomplished this task.
Even with a microscope, it’s difficult to clearly see the structure of the eye related to glaucoma because of its location, moving fluid and a reflection.
To correct this, the team of IU researchers adapted mirrors that astronomers use to view stars to see through the eye.
Dr. Thomas Gast is a senior scientist at the IU School of Optometry.