The artisan lens is an anterior chamber lens used to treat patients with high myopia. Photograph was made by James Gilman of the Moran Eye Center using sclerotic scatter illumination with a Zeiss photo slitlamp and a Nikon D-1X camera.
CBS news has a post up with a collection of photographs from the 19th and 20th centuries of ophthalmologic care from the extensive and excellent archives of The Burns Archive, one of the largest collections of early medical photography in the world curated by Dr. Stanley B. Burns. Note: some images are potentially disturbing.
Webvision has just been voted First Place in the TOP 10 Websites in Vision Research and Ophthalmology. Second place went to the Atlas of Ophthalmology, Third to the National Eye Institute, Fourth to European Vision Institute, Fifth to the Institut de la Vision, Sixth to Foundation Fighting Blindness Canada, Seventh to The Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Eighth went to Association for Innovation and Biomedical Research on Light and Image, Portugal (AIBILI), Ninth went to the International Council of Ophthalmology and Tenth Place went to RETNET.
This paper by Hongping Xu, Moran Furman, Yann S. Mineur, Hui Chen, Sarah L. King, David Zenisek, Z. Jimmy Zhou, Daniel A. Butts, Ning Tian, Marina R. Picciotto and Michael Crair describes a collaborative effort from several laboratories from Yale University, the University of Maryland and the University of Utah. Two former postdoctoral fellows from the laboratory of Ning Tian, Drs. Hongping Xu (the first author) and Hui Chen, were principal contributors. Continue reading “An Instructive Role for Patterned Spontaneous Retinal Activity in Mouse Visual Map Development”
This paper is a collaboration with Dr. Wolfgang Baehr and two experts in guanylate cyclase enzymology, Dr. Alexander Dizhoor, and Dr. Kris Palczewski representing a long standing collaboration that has generated over fifty papers going back to 1994.
This paper by Ning Tian in the Journal of Developmental Neurobiology reviews the developmental mechanisms involved in the formation of retinal ganglion cells (RGC) dendrites. Continue reading “Developmental mechanisms that regulate retinal ganglion cell dendritic morphology”
Elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) is the best recognized risk factor for the pathogenesis of glaucoma and the extent of retinal ganglion cell (RGC) degeneration in glaucoma is closely correlated with the extent of IOP elevation. Therefore, accurately and reliably measuring IOP is critical in investigating the mechanism of pressure-induced RGC damage in glaucoma. However, IOP is typically measured under general anesthesia in most studies using mouse models and many anesthetics affect the IOP measurements in both human and animals. Continue reading “Effect of General Anesthetics on IOP in Elevated IOP Mouse Model”