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Portable prototype for ultraviolet analysis of donated corneas
Author(s): Liliane Ventura; Victor A. C. Lincoln; Homero Schiabel; Sidney J. Faria e Sousa
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Paper Abstract

A prototype was built to provide means for clinical studies of alterations on the cornea UV natural protection from current procedures, such as the refractive surgery and corneal crosslinking. The prototype consists of an optical dual beam UVA/UVB system, for measuring the transmittance of the cornea at the 300nm - 400nm range. The system performs 500 measurements/s (±0.25% precision for the transmittance). It has been correlated to spectrophotometer (0.985) for donated human corneas. Preliminary studies on human corneas demonstrate that as the stromal layer is reduced, there is significant loss of the cornea natural UV protection.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 February 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7885, Ophthalmic Technologies XXI, 78851M (11 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.874797
Show Author Affiliations
Liliane Ventura, Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)
Victor A. C. Lincoln, Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)
Homero Schiabel, Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)
Sidney J. Faria e Sousa, Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7885:
Ophthalmic Technologies XXI
Fabrice Manns; Per G. Söderberg; Arthur Ho, Editor(s)

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