Replay available – Webinar on imaging RPE cells and pigment migration

On December 12, 2023, we had the pleasure to interview three ophthalmologists about a new clinical imaging modality for examining the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). Prof. Michel Paques, Prof. Kiyoko Gocho and Dr. Ysé Borella are the first users of rtx1-TFI, an adaptive optics retinal camera with transscleral illumination. During the webinar, they shared their first experience and findings about direct visualization of individual RPE cells in patients’ eyes, as well as pigment migration in dry AMD. The discussion addressed how this new imaging modality brings new possibilities for clinical research in ophthalmology.

We are grateful to these 3 ophthalmology experts, who kindly shared their insight.

If you missed the live session, click below to watch the replay.

About the panelists:

Michel Paques, MD PhD, is a professor of ophthalmology and researcher at the Quinze-Vingts National Eye Hospital and Vision Institute in Paris. His research addresses the medical applications of ultrahigh-resolution retinal imaging in humans. Prof. Paques has pioneered the development of clinical applications for adaptive optics ophthalmoscopy in a variety of retinal diseases, including geographic atrophy secondary to AMD.

Kiyoko Gocho, MD PhD, works as a researcher at CIC1423 Inserm & Quinze-Vingts National Eye Hospital in Paris. She is also a visiting associate professor of ophthalmology at the Nippon Medical School and a visiting ophthalmologist at the Kobe Eye Center in Japan. She has dedicated her clinical research to translating new retinal imaging techniques from laboratory inception to clinical adoption. Her studies focus on new adaptive optics imaging modalities, progression of geographic atrophy, as well as phenotyping and progression assessment of inherited retinal disease .

Ysé Borella, MD, is an ophthalmologist at the Quinze-Vingts National Eye Hospital in Paris, where she is currently doing a PhD in collaboration with the Rossi lab at University of Pittsburgh Medical School. Her research investigates the mechanisms that underly the progression of geographic atrophy in AMD, using high-resolution imaging techniques in patients as well as histology in donor eyes affected by AMD.