In their 2019 paper, “Novel molecular mechanisms for Prph2‐associated pattern dystrophy,” Chakraborty et al use the Phoenix MICRON™ IV retinal imaging platform to longitudinally study the effect of a very specific mutation affecting the Peripherin 2 protein. Peripherin 2 is a protein in rods and cones which, if mutated, can lead to retinitis pigmentosa, cone-rod
In a recent well written, compelling article published in Nature Communications, “Endothelial activation of caspase-9 promotes neurovascular injury in retinal vein occlusion,” Avrutsky et al show that caspase-9 inhibition is a promising treatment for retinal vein occlusion. Retinal vein occlusion models hypoxic-ischemic neurovascular damage and is the second leading cause of blindness in working-age adults.
A team of researchers at the Indian Institutes of Technology have published three detailed articles examining how to improve adeno-associated viruses (AAV). Maurya, S, Mary, B, Jayandharan, GR et al -approach the improvement of the viruses in a stunningly detailed gene-to-cell-to-whole-mouse model, narrowing down a multitude of options and producing impressive fluorescent fundus images and
Diabetic retinopathy is a crippling complication of diabetes that can lead to loss of vision, characterized by retinal inflammation, neurodegeneration, and disorganized microvascularization . Oxidative stress is crucial to the development of diabetic retinopathy. Iron is an essential micronutrient but, in excess, can become a highly damaging oxidative species. Excessive iron has been implicated in Parkinson’s
Many eye diseases, including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema, cancer growth, and uveitis, involve disrupted blood vessel growth and leakage. Curing the leakage and growth helps modulate and treat the underlying disease. The Phoenix MICRON™ IV fundus camera allows for clear visualization of the rodent vasculature in bright field and with fluorescein angiography. Mirando