Researchers at Henan Province Eye Hospital in China have made great strides in studying endotoxin-induced uveitis (EIU) by creating a novel EIU model in zebrafish. Uveitis is an ocular inflammation and one of the main causes of visual impairment, accounting for 10-15% of global blindness. Mice have typically been the research animal of choice however
Progress in diagnosing and treating Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has been accelerating over the last few years. Until now, AD has been difficult to diagnose. The disease can be present years before distinguishable symptoms manifest. Non-invasive diagnostic tests have been lacking, and diagnosis often relies on memory, cognitive, and behavioral tests. In 2011, Koronyo-Hamaoui M, Koronyo
In the paper “The impact of obesity‑related raised intracranial pressure in rodents” published in Scientific Reports journal, Westgate and collaborators used the Phoenix MICRON® image-guided OCT system, along with the Phoenix MICRON® Insight software, in the measurement of the retinal anatomical changes caused by intracranial hypertension in obese rats. The Problem: Intracranial pressure (ICP) measures the
Bend, OR, USA, November 29, 2021 — The newly formed company, Phoenix-Micron, Inc., announced today it has completed the spin-out of the Phoenix MICRON® imaging platform from Phoenix Technology Group. This move is designed to increase focus and innovation in products designed to serve the eye and eye-brain research community. The new company, Phoenix-Micron, Inc.
In their 2017 article, “Effect of subretinal injection on retinal structure and function in a rat oxygen-induced retinopathy model,” Becker et al used the Phoenix MICRON® IV fundus camera, Phoenix MICRON® OCT2 and corresponding layer analysis software Insight 2D, and the Phoenix MICRON® focal ERG to find that subretinal injection of saline or even introduction
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