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.
The MERLIN partners had 5 presentations planned at the ARVO Annual Meeting and Imaging in the Eye Conference 2020. Abstracts are published in the IOVS journal, a video presentation is also available on ARVO Learn.
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 (photoreceptor cones)
- middle image: more individual visual cells (photoreceptor cones and rods)
- bottom image: structure of blood vessels (artery in the corner, capillaries in the middle) as well as white cells (gunn dots).
ICFO, the Institute of Photonics and Sciences, hired Dr. Claudia P. Valdés E. as postdoctoral researcher to work on the MERLIN project.
The integration of the MERLIN device keeps on progressing, and it delivered stunning SLO images. The infrared pictures below are from a healthy eye (top) and a pathological eye (bottom).
As the integration of the MERLIN device is progressing, it delivered its first OCT images. The high quality B-scans below are from a healthy eye (top) and a pathological eye (bottom).
Erasmus MC hired M. Konstantinos Ntatsis as Research Software Engineer. He will work on the MERLIN project starting January 2020.
Michael Pircher from MUW presented MERLIN project in Rome on 13&14 December for 7th International Congress on OCT Angiography and Advances in OCT
Danilo Andrade De Jesus presented the MERLIN project in the plenary meeting of the Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at Erasmus MC (December, 3rd). The last achievements of the MERLIN project were also presented to an international audience of ophthalmologists and engineers at the IMAGE AI meeting held in Leuven during 12th and 13th of December.
Imagine Eyes is offering an internship for a second-year Master’s degree student. During 4 to 6 months, the intern will work with the Conception & Development team on a new adaptive optics (AO) imaging modality for the MERLIN device.
More details in the internship description on Imagine Eyes website (in French)