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Observation of Parkinson’s proteins in the mouse eye

Parkinson's visible in mouse eye
Using mice genetically engineered to express a fluorescently tagged version of a key protein involved with the pathology of Parkinson’s disease, the developing neuropathology of Parkinson’s was observable and quantitatively studied in vivo over time.

Parkinson's study   Download the study overview  Parkinson's research press release   View the press release   Nature - Scientific Reports  Check it out at

Visualization of ß Amyloid plaques in the mouse eye

Alzheimers study detail
Non-invasive detection and monitoring of Alzheimer’s disease was achieved through in vivo retinal imaging using the Micron retinal imaging microscope.

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Observation of cerebral malaria in mouse retina

Malaria in mouse retina
In a ground breaking paper entitled “Retinal Microcirculation Dynamics During An Active Malarial Infection” researchers at the National Institute of Health demonstrated observation of cerebral malaria in the retina of a mouse.

Malaria posterCheck out the poster presented at ASTMH

Improvement of vision in rats with help of stem cells

Stem cell detail image
The use of pluripotent stem cells in RCS rats was evaluated as a means to improve visual function. A region of the retina was treated, our image guided focal ERG module was used for testing, and the treated portion demonstrated a significant increase in function.

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Phoenix Research Labs Tools Empowering Eye-Brain Research

Micron IV Retinal Microscope

Micron IV retinal microscope

The Micron IV in vivo bright field retinal imaging microscope serves as the host platform to deliver comprehensive assessment. High resolution wide-field imaging is quickly obtained with the capability to obtain arbitrary fluorescent images. The Micron IV captures stunning retinal images in still or movie format.

Image-Guided OCT

Image-guided OCT

Easily add high resolution optical coherence tomographer (OCT) to the Micron IV and observe the retinal layers in vivid detail. The image-guided capability delivers accurately located measurements in repeated sessions for longitudinal studies.



Add regional (or global) electrophysiology with our Ganzfeld ERG and Image-Guided Focal ERG. The advanced capabilities of the Phoenix ERG systems allows separate assessment of M and S cones and rods. Comprehensive, integrated, and powerful—see the eye, see the brain.