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Successes and challenges in standards development for ophthalmic imaging technologies
Author(s): Matthew J. Everett
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Paper Abstract

Developing standards and test requirements is difficult, as it involves coming to consensus with a group of people with different backgrounds, interests, and motivations. It is essential that standardization groups begin with a clear agreement on the purpose of whatever they are developing. This is usually relatively clear for safety standards and test targets, but sometimes more nebulous for performance standards. This agreement on purpose is critical not just to facilitate reaching consensus, but also to the future success of the tool or standard. As an example, the purpose of the ophthalmic safety standard is clear (avoid blinding people) and the standard is heavily used. The OCT standard, on the other hand, did not have a clearly agreed upon purpose, and has not been widely adopted. For phantoms that reduce the need for human testing, however, this need for consensus is much reduced, as the benefit can quickly become self-evident..

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 2020
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 11231, Design and Quality for Biomedical Technologies XIII, 112310P (17 February 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2555139
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Matthew J. Everett, Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11231:
Design and Quality for Biomedical Technologies XIII
Jeeseong Hwang; Gracie Vargas, Editor(s)

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