Imagine Eyes invites you to join an ARVO SIG meeting on AO imaging and inherited retinal diseases (IRDs), organized by the AO-Vision project team at Erasmus MC, Rotterdam. This 90-min session will be held online on September 12, starting at 8am ET / 2pm CEST.
Chaired by Prof Caroline Klaver from Erasmus MC, this SIG brings together clinical experts in IRDs as well as in AO imaging technologies, including the rtx1 AO camera. The objective is to discuss the current opportunities and challenges for early diagnosis, detection of subclinical changes, patient stratification for treatment, and assessment of IRDs progression – using AO imaging.
Register now to be able to access the online session. It is free of additionnal charge for ARVO members and for ARVO 2023 attendees.
SIG meeting description:
Inherited retinal diseases (IRDs) comprise a heterogeneous group of genetic disorders affecting the retina. Caused by mutations in over 280 genes, IRDs result in visual impairment due to dysfunction and degeneration of photoreceptors, retinal pigment epithelium, or the choroid. IRDs have an estimated incidence of 1:3500 in the global population, and they are the leading cause of blindness at young age.
Advances in retinal imaging include the introduction of adaptive optics (AO), a high-resolution imaging technique derived from astrophysics, which, for the first time, enables the in-vivo visualisation of individual cells in the patients’ retinas. Given that the primary cell types affected in IRD patients are photoreceptors, AO-based retinal imaging provides a vital tool for shedding light on cellular pathogenesis, disease progression, and its clinical correlation. However, its translation from the research environment to the clinical practice is under progress.
The objective if this SIG is to discuss the current opportunities and challenges for early diagnosis, detection of subclinical changes, patient stratification for treatment, and assessment of IRDs progression – using AO imaging.
- Caroline C. Klaver – Ophthalmology, Epidemiology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.
- Alberta A. Thiadens – Ophthalmology, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.
- Kiyoko Gocho – Centre Hospitalier National d’Ophtalmologie des Quinze-Vingts, Paris, Île-de-France, France.
- Danial Roshandel – Western University Australia, Perth, WA, Australia.
- Jessica Morgan – University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, United States.
- Katarina Stingl – University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany.
- Jacque L. Duncan – University of California, San Francisco, CA, United States.
The AO-Vision collaboration project is co-funded by the PPP Allowance made available by Health~Holland, Top Sector Life Sciences & Health, to stimulate public-private partnerships. https://www.health-holland.com