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 (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’s new recruit

ICFO, the Institute of Photonics and Sciences, hired Dr. Claudia P. Valdés E. as postdoctoral researcher to work on the MERLIN project.

Stunning SLO images by MERLIN

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).

First OCT images by MERLIN

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 ‘ new recruit

Erasmus MC hired M. Konstantinos Ntatsis as Research Software Engineer. He will work on the MERLIN project starting January 2020.

Presentation at International Congress on OCT Angiography in Rome

Michael Pircher from MUW presented MERLIN project in Rome on 13&14 December for 7th International Congress on OCT Angiography and Advances in OCT

MERLIN at Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at Erasmus MC

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.

Internship offer in R&D at Imagine Eyes

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)



Two-year-review meeting in Paris

MERLIN partners gathered on November 4th and 5th in Paris for the 2-year-review meeting of the project: final planning of the last steps in developing the imaging device, prior to the first experimentations in clinical settings.