Director, Diagnostics Advisory Board

Merlin D. Larson, M.D., a widely recognized expert on the effects of opioids and pain on the pupil. serves as a Director on ACCOY Pharmaceuticals, Inc.'s Diagnostics Advisory Board.  He is a practicing Anesthesiologist affiliated with the UCSF Medical Center. Below is a sample list of publications.  Dr. Larson graduated with honors from University Of Kansas School Of Medicine. 

Neice AE, Behrends M, Bokoch MP, Seligman KM, Conrad NM, Larson MD. Prediction of Opioid Analgesic Efficacy by Measurement of Pupillary Unrest. Anesth Analg. 2017 Mar; 124(3):915-921. PMID: 27941575.

Larson MD, Behrends M. Portable infrared pupillometry: a review. Anesth Analg. 2015 Jun; 120(6):1242-53. PMID: 25988634.

Rollins MD, Feiner JR, Lee JM, Shah S, Larson M. Pupillary effects of high-dose opioid quantified with infrared pupillometry. Anesthesiology. 2014 Nov; 121(5):1037-44. PMID: 25068603.

Behrends M, Niemann CU, Larson MD. Infrared pupillometry to detect the light reflex during cardiopulmonary resuscitation: a case series. Resuscitation. 2012 Oct; 83(10):1223-8. PMID: 22659054.

Larson MD. Mechanism of opioid-induced pupillary effects. Clin Neurophysiol. 2008 Jun; 119(6):1358-64. PMID: 18397839.

Du R, Meeker M, Bacchetti P, Larson MD, Holland MC, Manley GT. Evaluation of the portable infrared pupillometer. Neurosurgery. 2005 Jul; 57(1):198-203; discussion 198-203. PMID: 15987563.

Kollars JP, Larson MD. Tolerance to miotic effects of opioids. Anesthesiology. 2005 Mar; 102(3):701. PMID: 15731628.

Meeker M, Du R, Bacchetti P, Privitera CM, Larson MD, Holland MC, Manley G. Pupil examination: validity and clinical utility of an automated pupillometer. J Neurosci Nurs. 2005 Feb; 37(1):34-40. PMID: 15794443.

Larson MD, May J. Effect of asphyxia on the pupils of brain dead subjects. Resuscitation. 2002 Oct; 55(1):31-6. PMID: 12297351.

Larson, Merlin D. Alteration of Human Pupillary Light Reflex by General Anesthesia. Anesthesiology Review. 1989; XVI(3):25-29.

Larson, Merlin D. Anaesthesia. Miotic effects of Opioids. 1987; 42(May):566.