Entries by Marine Durand

Second installation in clinical center

As of January 28th, the second prototype of the MERLIN instrument is operational at Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen. Imagine Eyes team visited twice the clinical center in Denmark : first to install the device, and then to support the ophthalmologists as they started using it. As a result, the clinicians could easily capture OCT, SLO, […]

MERLIN project to be presented at ICOOR 2020

The 8th International Congress on OCT and OCT angiography in Rome (ICOOR) will be held online on December 18-19. On Dec 19th, Session 21, at 2:40pm CEST Prof. Michael Pircher will present the MERLIN project During his presentation, Prof. Pircher from Medical University of Vienna will reveal the latest images delivered by the MERLIN prototype. […]

First installation in clinical center

On December 7th, the first prototype of the MERLIN instrument was successfully installed at Quinze-Vingt National Eye Hospital, in Paris. The clinical team was very excited to receive the device as they can start assessing its performance and usability. The technical partners are looking forward receiving their feedback, which will guide the development of improvements. […]

MERLIN almost ready for clinical validation

As the design of the MERLIN instrument is complete, the project enters a very exciting phase. A first prototype unit, fully integrated and equipped with a graphic user interface, has passed safety tests successfully. It delivers OCT, SLO, AO-OCT and AO-SLO images. After final calibration, Imagine Eyes will transfer this MERLIN unit to the Quinze […]

Clinicians try the MERLIN instrument at Imagine Eyes

MERLIN project members from Quinze-Vingts Eye Hospital visited Imagine Eyes last week. For the first time, they could use the MERLIN instrument, in its R&D version. The optical head did not have a cover, and it was not installed on medical-grade furniture. However the graphic user interface was already implemented. Thanks to that, the clinicians could […]

Dissemination at the i2Eye meeting

On October 12-14, the Innovative Imaging for Eye Disease conference (i2Eye) gathered a hundred speakers and attendees from Europe and North America.  Several speakers presented about multimodal retinal imaging as well as cellular and microvascular imaging using adaptive optics technology. They showed how it enables further understanding diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and retinitis […]

New MERLIN members

INSERM, the National Institute of Health and Medical Research, hired Dr Kiyoko Gocho, ophthalmologist and medical researcher, as well as Dr Josselin Gautier, postdoctoral researcher. They will work on the clinical evaluation of the MERLIN device at the Quinze-Vingts National Eye Hospital.

Impressive AO SLO images by MERLIN

Adaptive optics correction system has been integrated in the MERLIN device. It delivers AO-SLO images that enable to observe the retina with unprecedented level of details: the cellular level. The following images were captured on healthy eyes. On each image, the structures observed are only a few micron in size. top image: individual visual cells […]