rtx1™ Adaptive Optics Retinal Camera

World’s first clinical retinal imaging microscope

The rtx1™ enables visualizing the living retina at the microscopic scale. While the optical resolution of every other retinal imaging technique is limited to 15-20 µm, the rtx1’s exceptional resolving power allows to examine details of a few microns in size. Images acquired with the rtx1 reveal previously invisible retinal structures, which are highly relevant to multiple pathological conditions.

The product exists in two different version: the standard rtx1 and the rtx1-e.

Click here to read more about clinical retinal microscopy, and click here to find a list of publications.

Previously unseen retinal structures, now visible with the rtx1

The rtx1 enables examining the following microscopic structures:

  • Extrafoveolar cone photoreceptors
  • Arteriolar structure: lumen and wall
  • Thin borders of macular lesions
  • Pores of the lamina cribrosa
  • Microaneurisms and microscopic hemorrhages
  • Microcystic edema

Additionally the rtx1-e version provides an easy access to the following structures:

  • Pores of the lamina cribrosa
  • Lumen and wall structure of main arterioles
  • Nerve fiber bundles at the disc edge

Click here to visit the image gallery, and click here to see case reports from rtx1 users.

Adaptive optics imaging made simple

MoP_trespetitImagine Eyes has designed the rtx1 in close collaboration with clinicians. This joint effort has resulted in the most easy-to-use adaptive optics instrument ever built.

The device is quickly aligned with the patient’s eye thanks to high-quality positioning mechanics and live visualization of the eye’s pupil. The patient’s comfort is guaranteed by a fast imaging process under low-power infrared illumination. Image acquisition, recording and review are easily operated through clinician-friendly software applications. Click here to read more about adaptive optics technology.

Software applications for the rtx1

  • AOimage™ provides an easy interface to acquire and manage the most detailed views of the retina, while operating the adaptive optics correction system in a fully automated way. Read more...
  • AOdetect mosaic™ (optional) enables analyzing the cone photoreceptor cell mosaic with a selection of quantitative metrics. Read more…
  • i2k retina™ (optional) is the perfect tool for stitching multiple rtx1 images together. Read more…



  • For the first time, adaptive optics enables us to visualize retinal neurons –the photoreceptors- and offers totally new options to evaluate retinal therapies. Pr. José Sahel, Hôpital des Quinze-Vingts, Paris
  • As much as OCT, Imagine Eyes’ technology is a major breakthrough in retinal diagnostics. Pr. Wolfgang Drexler, Medical University Vienna
  • Retinal images acquired with Imagine Eyes’ instrument are the most promising things that I have seen at the American Academy of Ophthalmology this year. Dr. Ben Szirth, New Jersey Medical School, USA
  • We no more can  imagine further  progress in the knowledge and treatment of retinal diseases without  the cellular and micro-vascular  imaging  technique developed by Imagine Eyes. Pr. Philippe Sourdille, Sourdille Ophthalmology Clinic, Nantes, France 

rtx1 datasheet