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 acquire large field images and then easily zoom on regions of interest using the adaptive optics scan modes.
This first experience with the unfinished prototype was very promising. Engineers in observation felt the clincians’ excitement, and they could collect feedback very useful for next developments.