2021

Promising treatment for retinal inflammation studied with the Phoenix MICRON™ OCT and exclusive analysis software Insight 2D

In their paper, “Connexin43 Mimetic Peptide Improves Retinal Function and Reduces Inflammation in a Light-Damaged Albino Rat Model,” Guo et al promoted neuroretinal survival in a light damage paradigm by blocking the Connexin43 hemichannels. Using the Phoenix MICRON OCT to examine the structure of the retina at precise retinal locations as shown by the bright

2021

A better mouse model of retinal vein occlusion with the Phoenix MICRON™ laser and OCT

Retinal vein occlusion is the second most common retinal vascular disorder leading to loss of vision in developed countries (after diabetic retinopathy). A lack of treatment options is partially caused by a lack of effective animal models; most rodent models do not show the essential symptom of cystoid edema and often heal quickly. In their

2020

The Phoenix MICRON™ IV system and OCT help evaluate promising compounds for treatment of age-related macular degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration affects tens of millions of people worldwide, leading to vision impairment and blindness. Anti-VEGF treatment helps only 25-40% of patients, leaving others with no recourse to this progressive blinding disease. In their article, “Suppression of aberrant choroidal neovascularization through activation of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor,” Choudhary et al explore potential treatment using

2019

The Secret to a Perfect Fundus Image

Hint: It Starts with the Animal Angle   During our hands-on training, we review animal positioning until every user is completely comfortable.  But like most other lab equipment task, it does take some practice.  Aligning the animal just right can be the difference between a great and a good fundus image.  We’ve put together a

2019

Developing a unique, novel dry AMD model with the Phoenix MICRON laser injector

The most common cause of blindness in developed societies, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) robs the victim of the crucially important focused macular vision. While still devastating, wet AMD has a robust mouse model and the treatment option of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) subretinal injections. The Phoenix MICRON laser allows precise delivery of 532 nm

2019

ARVO 2019: Frogs, Glue and CNV

Another ARVO passed by in a blur of research, scientific discussions, and seeing science friends. If you came by our booth, thank you for swinging by to chat with the Phoenix team. If you didn’t get a chance, please let me know if you have any questions about the Micron system and look for our