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Fiber optic sensor for ophthalmic refractive diagnostics
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Paper Abstract

This paper demonstrates the application of a lensless fiber optic spectrometer (sensor) to study the onset of cataracts. This new miniaturized and rugged fiber optic probe is based upon dynamic light scattering (DLS) principles. It has no moving parts, no apertures, and requires no optical alignment. It is flexible and easy to use. Results are presented for cold-induced cataract in excised bovine eye lenses, and aging effects in excised human eye lenses. The device can be easily incorporated into a slit-lamp apparatus (ophthalmoscope) for complete eye diagnostics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 April 1992
PDF: 23 pages
Proc. SPIE 1648, Fiber Optic Medical and Fluorescent Sensors and Applications, (16 April 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.58290
Show Author Affiliations
Rafat R. Ansari, NASA/Lewis Research Ctr. (United States)
Harbans S. Dhadwal, SUNY/Stony Brook (United States)
Melanie C. W. Campbell, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)
Michael A. DellaVecchia, Wills Eye Hospital (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1648:
Fiber Optic Medical and Fluorescent Sensors and Applications
Douglas R. Hansmann; Fred P. Milanovich; Gerald G. Vurek; David R. Walt, Editor(s)

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