The present invention includes a method of detecting nerve cell damage representative of glaucoma including the steps of: imaging a human retina in vivo, measuring the reflected light intensity at a first predetermined wavelength wherein values returned from healthy and damaged areas of retina are substantially identical, measuring a second reflected light intensity at a predetermined wavelength wherein values of healthy and damaged retina substantially diverge, and recording the differences between the first and second values, which values are indicative of glaucoma damage.
Richards, David W.; Killinger, Dennis K.; Makoui, Anali; and Saxon, Wyatt, "Differential spectroscopic imaging of the human retina" (2004). USF Patents. 749.
University of South Florida