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Recent Advances and Clinical Application of Color Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope

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Department of Ophthalmology, Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Kagoshima 890-8544, Japan
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Kagoshima Sonoda Eye & Plastic Surgery Clinic, Kagoshima 890-0053, Japan
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Academic Editors: Kenji Yamashiro and Michele Reibaldi
J. Clin. Med. 2021, 10(4), 718; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm10040718
Received: 19 December 2020 / Revised: 5 February 2021 / Accepted: 9 February 2021 / Published: 11 February 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Vitreo-Retinal Disorders: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Therapies)
Scanning laser ophthalmoscopes (SLOs) have been available since the early 1990s, but they were not commonly used because their advantages were not enough to replace conventional color fundus photography. In recent years, color SLOs have improved significantly, and the colored SLO images are obtained by combining multiple SLO images taken by lasers of different wavelengths. A combination of these images of different lasers can create an image that is close to that of the real ocular fundus. One advantage of the advanced SLOs is that they can obtain images with a wider view of the ocular fundus while maintaining a high resolution even through non-dilated eyes. The current SLOs are superior to the conventional fundus photography in their ability to image abnormal alterations of the retina and choroid. Thus, the purpose of this review was to present the characteristics of the current color SLOs and to show how that can help in the diagnosis and the following of changes after treatments. To accomplish these goals, we will present our findings in patients with different types of retinochoroidal disorders. View Full-Text
Keywords: color SLO; scanning laser ophthalmoscope; color fundus photography; multicolor; review color SLO; scanning laser ophthalmoscope; color fundus photography; multicolor; review
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Terasaki, H.; Sonoda, S.; Tomita, M.; Sakamoto, T. Recent Advances and Clinical Application of Color Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope. J. Clin. Med. 2021, 10, 718. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm10040718

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Terasaki H, Sonoda S, Tomita M, Sakamoto T. Recent Advances and Clinical Application of Color Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2021; 10(4):718. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm10040718

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Terasaki, Hiroto, Shozo Sonoda, Masatoshi Tomita, and Taiji Sakamoto. 2021. "Recent Advances and Clinical Application of Color Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope" Journal of Clinical Medicine 10, no. 4: 718. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm10040718

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