I couldn’t help borrowing this picture. It is a beautiful example of the future of imaging in eyecare. While this is not an example of optical coherence tomography, it is a good example of the type of details we can expect in the future.
Optical coherence tomography splits a laser into multiple wavelengths that interact with the retinal tissues and gives incredible views of the retina we have never had before in a non invasive procedure. Look for this in the coming years to allow much earlier and accurate diagnosis of retina problems in the eye. This is a microscope picture of the retinal pigmented epithelium, the retinal layer that provides nourishment to the light receptor cells.
Image of bovine eye tissue, courtesy of Robert N. Fariss, Ph.D., National Eye Institute Biological Imaging Core