Micron Reveals Decreased Retinal Ganglion Cell Arborization in a Mouse Model of Retinal Ischemia

Researchers Dailey et al, in the Mitton Lab at Oakland University used the Micron retinal imaging camera to examine retinal ganglion cell (RGC) survival in a mouse model of retinal ischemia. Oxygen-induced retinopathy (OIR) in mice recapitulates critical factors of the human diseases retinopathy of prematurity and diabetic retinopathy. Mice pups were raised in hyperoxegenated air (75% oxygen) for five days and then returned to room air (20% oxygen), which lead to pathological changes in the vascular and neural growth.

Studying Glaucoma with Micron IV Fluorescent RGC Imaging

Dendrites may be retracted in several diseases as glaucoma. Studying morphology of dendritic arbors may give us an idea about functional deficits in those diseases. The Di Polo lab at the University of Montreal researches glaucoma using the Micron IV rodent retinal imaging camera and OCT module. Their scientists captured stunning fluorescent images with the Micron IV of mice genetically modified to produce yellow fluorescent protein (YFP)-taged retinal ganglion cells (RGC). the brightest RGC are visible in the bright field image along with blood vessels, optic nerve, and the retinal surface.

Micron Retinal Imaging System Provides Ground Breaking Research on Parkinson’s Disease

Phoenix Research Labs is pleased to announce ground breaking research on Parkinson's Disease by Price et al using the Micron Retinal Imaging System.  Abnormally high concentration of the protein a-synuclein in the brain is linked with the physical and mental deficits caused by Parkinson's Disease {PD) and Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLP). 

Analyzing Choroidal Neovascularization (CNV) in pigs: Saline vs. Eylea™

In the experiment above, pigs received six laser shots per eye, with the control group receiving saline treatment and test group receiving Eylea™ treatment.  Eylea™, an FDA-approved drug, is an anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) that prevents vascular growth.  The crisp, high resoution brightfield and fluorescein angiography images, captured by the Micron X, show that Eylea™ clearly mitigates the neovascularization induced by laser burn.

Detection of Infectious Diseases in the Retina of Mice

A poster presentation by Emily Gordon, et al., from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases revealed the observation of cerebral malaria in the mouse retina as imaged by the Phoenix Research Labs retinal camera the Micron IV.
According to the authors "Microcirculation in the retinal vasculature provides a window to image dynamic changes taking place in the central nervous system during CM disease progression.