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Miniaturized fundus camera
Author(s): Christine Gliss; Jean-Marie A. Parel; John T. Flynn; Hans Surya Pratisto; Peter F. Niederer
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Paper Abstract

Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) denotes a patholgoic development of the retina in prematurely born children. In order to prevent severe permanent damage to the eye and enable a timely treatment, the fundus of the eye in such children has to be examined according to established procedures. By the way of a miniaturized fundus camera it is intended to record digital pictures of the fundus for on-line or off-line examination and diagnosis. Within the framework of a network for telescreening of ROP, this communication is devoted to technical aspects related to the development of a miniaturized, handheld fundus camera that can be used to relate digital images of the fundus covering the entire area of interest to the network. The images can then be examined by a specialist who is, if not available on location, remote from the hospital. Due to the limited amount of space in a neonatology unit, furthermore, electronic racks containing controllers, computers, etc. are not acceptable, i.e., miniaturization and integration of all functions associated with networking is necessary.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4951, Ophthalmic Technologies XIII, (14 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.477955
Show Author Affiliations
Christine Gliss, Univ. of Zurich (Switzerland)
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (Switzerland)
Jean-Marie A. Parel, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Univ. of Miami (United States)
John T. Flynn, Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Hans Surya Pratisto, Univ. of Zurich (Switzerland)
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (Switzerland)
Peter F. Niederer, Univ. of Zurich (Switzerland)
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4951:
Ophthalmic Technologies XIII
Fabrice Manns; Per G. Söderberg; Arthur Ho, Editor(s)

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