Scientists from Harvard Medical School were able to reverse the consequences of aging in the visual system, successfully treating optic nerve injury and glaucoma. Here is an overview of their 2020 study and it´s key findings.
In this Webinar, Dr. Jeff Jamison will talk about “AcuiSee”, with which one can measure rodent vision based on an operant conditioning paradigm. Jeff is the developer of AcuiSee, and he now works as Director of In-Vivo Pharmacology at Experimentica.
Next week, on October 14th, it is world sight day, themed “#LoveYourEyes”, and the whole of October is blindness awareness month. Both events are meant to guide global attention to vision impairment and blindness, strengthen vision research, and improve access to eyecare worldwide.
Striatech offers new products for research on Myopia, a chronic progressive eye disease. It is estimated that by 2050, almost 50% of the world population will be myopic. But Myopia also leads to numerous secondary eye diseases that can even lead to blindness.
It is difficult to measure small eyes of animal models. In this Journal Club, Prof. Frank Schaeffel presents his inventions for IR photorefraction and IR photokeratometry that facilitate such measurements. He focuses on the history, application, advantages, optics, software algorithms and calibration.
In this recent paper, Françoise Morin et al. show with our OptoDrum that a lack of histamine, unexpectedly, has no impact on the development and severity of Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis (EAE).
The “Standardization of Uveitis Nomenclature (SUN) Working Group” published classification criteria to help with better disease-specific approaches to diagnosis and treatment. For animal models of Uveitis, our OptoDrum provides a convenient readout tool to characterize diesease progression.
In this video of our series “OptoDrum Applications” Prof. Volker Enzmann from the University of Bern presents the results of his research on induced EAE, a model for optic neuropathy and multiple sclerosis.
Some fish use active photolocation: Their eyes emit light to detect predators or pray in this spotlight. In this Journal Club, Prof. Nico Michiels from the University of Tübingen will talk about his fascinating journey in which he has discovered this phenomenon.
In this video, Prof Volker Enzmann highlights an important topic: the relationship between retinal damage and optomotor behavior output is not necessarily linear, and it needs to be established for individual disease models. In the case of laser-induced local retinal damage, the optomotor behavior is only weakly affected, reflecting the surprising robustness of this reflex.