2019

Treating retinitis pigmentosa with cassia seed: Retinal layer analysis with the Phoenix MICRON OCT and Insight software

Retinitis pigmentosa is a genetic disorder that leads to severe vision impairment and blindness. The photoreceptors die off in a self-propelling cycle of rod and cone dysfunction, leading to glial activation and death, leading to more dysfunction. There are a few experimental treatments but no widespread effective treatment or cure. Cassia seed is used in

2019

Phoenix MICRON™ OCT tracks individual stem cells in the rat retina

In the July edition of Nanomedicine journal, Chemla et al demonstrate a fascinating and novel way to label and track individual photoreceptor precursor cells migrating within the retina with fluorescence and gold nanoparticle tagging using the Phoenix MICRON and OCT. Many retinal diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa are characterized by photoreceptor

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

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

2019

Phoenix MICRON CNV System used to test a novel treatment for age-related macular degeneration

In their paper, “Suppression of Choroidal Neovascularization by AAV-Based Dual-Acting Antiangiogenic Gene Therapy,” Askou et al develop an adeno-associated virus (AAV) treatment for age-related macular degeneration. Beautiful fluorescent fundoscopy performed with the Phoenix MICRON validated the success of the subretinal AAV injection, while precise choroidal neovascularization (CNV) induced by Phoenix laser burns confirmed that the

2019

Corneal Thickness Analysis using OCT

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

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