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Design and performance of a new fluorometer for corneal autofluorescence measurement
Author(s): Franco Docchio; Jaap A. Van Best; Luigi Rovati; H. J. van Schaik
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Paper Abstract

An optical instrument for in-vivo corneal autofluorescence measurements in the human eye is described. This instrument measures corneal autofluorescence without burden to the patient. The corneal tissues are excited tangentially by wavelengths in the spectral region of 450 to 500 nm and the fluorescence emitted by the corneal tissue passing through a suitable set of barrier filters is collected by a miniature photomultiplier. Autofluorescence data are recorded in sixteen measurement cycles during a period of 10 seconds and the average value has been considered. The instrument demonstrates good safety characteristics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3246, Ophthalmic Technologies VIII, (1 June 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.309446
Show Author Affiliations
Franco Docchio, Univ. degli Studi di Brescia (Italy)
Jaap A. Van Best, Leiden Univ. Hospital (Netherlands)
Luigi Rovati, Univ. degli Studi di Brescia (Italy)
H. J. van Schaik, Leiden Univ. Hospital (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3246:
Ophthalmic Technologies VIII
Pascal O. Rol; Karen Margaret Joos M.D.; Fabrice Manns, Editor(s)

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