Corneal images taken with the Phoenix Micron IV OCT used for thickness analysis King et al, a consortium of researchers at a range of institutions, recently used the Phoenix Micron IV OCT to examine corneal thickness in their article, “Genomic locus modulating corneal thickness in the mouse identifies POU6F2 as a potential risk of developing
Monai et al characterized the longitudinal retinal degeneration of a rat model of retinitis pigmentosa using the Phoenix Micron OCT to examine retinal layers in live rats and the full field Ganzfeld ERG to test function. The rats have one of the mutations, P23H, that cause retinitis pigmentosa in humans, and are specifically a very
Researchers Lin et al at Taipei Medical University shared an alarming finding that blue light, similar to that emitted by smart phones, can lead to retinal disruption in rats. They used the Phoenix Technology Group’s Phoenix MICRON fundus camera and the image-guided OCT to demonstrate blood vessel leakage and retinal thinning after intermittent blue light
McDaniels et al at the US Army Institute of Surgical Research used the Phoenix anterior chamber OCT to evaluate the safety of an ocular wound chamber after a corneal injury in guinea pigs. The research group developed an ocular wound chamber that encases the eye and allows for controlled delivery of therapeutics and eye lubricant.
In their article “Multimodal analysis of ocular inflammation using the endotoxin-induced uveitis mouse model,” Chu et al used images captured with the Phoenix OCT of the retina and anterior segment to correlate infiltrate level with neutrophil count during uveitis. To develop objective multimodal methods of analyzing infected eyes, they also examined flow cytometry of infiltrates,
Butterfly-shaped pigment dystrophy is an eye disease that produces butterfly-shaped lesions near the macula which can result in diminished visual acuity. In an article published in Nature Genetics, Saksens, Krebs, et al linked a mutation in the CTNNA1 gene to the disease in three families and found a mouse with the same mutation that showed a similar phenotype to the humans. The Micron IV rodent fundus camera revealed retinal dystrophy similar to humans.