Review article: microvascular biomarkers assessed with adaptive optics

Adaptive optics (AO) imaging has brought unique possibilities for assessing retinal blood vessels, thanks to direct visualizations of capillaries and vessel walls.

Based on high-resolution AO images, multiple biomarkers have been studied to quantify microvascular alterations in a number of diseases, including arterial hypertension and diabetes.

What do these biomarkers measure? How relevant are they? How far have they been evaluated? These questions have recently been answered in a review article published (In Press) in Survey of Ophthalmology.

Several of these microvascular metrics are readily available to clinicians in the rtx1™ Adaptive Optics Retinal Camera.