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THE TREATMENT OF SEVERAL EYE CONDITIONS, GLAUCOMA IN PARTICULAR, REQUIRES THE…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
464
Program Year/Program:
1983 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
464
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ANCO ENGINEERS, INC.
1965 A 33rd Street Boulder, CO 80301
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1983
Title: THE TREATMENT OF SEVERAL EYE CONDITIONS, GLAUCOMA IN PARTICULAR, REQUIRES THE MEASUREMENT OF INTRAOCULAR PRESSURE(TONOMETRY).
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $55,732.00
 

Abstract:

THE TREATMENT OF SEVERAL EYE CONDITIONS, GLAUCOMA IN PARTICULAR, REQUIRES THE MEASUREMENT OF INTRAOCULAR PRESSURE(TONOMETRY). EXISTING INSTRUMENTS ARE COMPLICATED BY THE NEED FOR CONTACT WITH THE CORNEA, OR GREAT EXPENSE. THIS PROPOSAL IS TO INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY OF A NONCONTACTING CORNEA VIBRATION TONOMETER (CVT). ITS OPERATION WOULD BE BASED ON MEASURING CORNEA VIBRATIONS INDUCED BY AMBIENT OR ACOUSTIC VIBRATION. THE CORNEA VIBRATION WOULD BE MEASURED WITH A NONCONTACTING OPTICAL PROBE. PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS AND DATA SUGGEST THAT A PRESSURE-SENSITIVE FREQUENCY RESPONSE EXISTS AND CAN BE USEDTO DETERMINE INTRAOCULAR PRESSURE. THE DEVICE WOULD BE SIMPLE TO USE, EVEN BY THE PATIENT, AND BE RELATIVELY INEXPENSIVE. THIS PROGRAM PLANS TO PERFORM LABORATORY AND CLINICAL TESTS TO EVALUATE THE FEASIBILITY OF THE CVT AND CORRELATE ITS PERFORMANCE WITH EXISTING TONOMETRIC DEVICES.

Principal Investigator:

Paul ibanez
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
2132045050

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Anco Engineers Inc
9937 Jefferson Blvd. Culver City, CA 90230

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No