Imaging through an imperfect organ
Optically speaking, our eyes are far from being perfect. Irregularities in the cornea, lens and intraocular fluids distort light waves, the same way as the atmosphere does. These defects always reduce image quality in retinal examinations.
Core technology for eyes
As much as astronomy, ophthalmology can benefit from using AO. However the technologies developed for large telescopes have fallen far short of meeting the performance, compactness and cost effectiveness needed for medical use. Imagine Eyes has solved these issues by engineering an AO technology compatible for living eyes.