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Tailor-Made Vision Descends to the Eye of the Beholder

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Science  14 Mar 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5613, pp. 1654-1655
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5613.1654

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Borrowing technology astronomers use to unscramble starlight, ophthalmologists can now study the interior of the living eye in unprecedented detail. The technique, an offshoot of the adaptive optics used in telescopes, may also help eye surgeons deliver on laser eye surgery's frustratingly elusive promise of perfect vision for all (see sidebar).