INTRAOCULAR PRESSURE TRACKING THROUGH THE EYELID

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$36,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
7261
Agency Tracking Number:
7261
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
44 Puritan Road, Buzzards Bay, MA, 02532
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
JOSEPH B SEALE
(617) 759-4901
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THE GOAL IS TO DEVELOP AN INSTRUMENT FOR SAFE, QUICK, ANESTHESIA-FREE MEASUREMENT OF INTRAOCULAR PRESSURE THROUGH THE LOWER EYELID. PRESSURE IS INDICATED BY RESONANT PROPERTIES OF THE EYEBALL. A LOW-FREQUENCY EXCITER VIBRATESTHE EYELID, VIBRATIONAL ENERGY FLOW FROM THE EXCITER IS MEASURED, AND ELICITED EYEBALL RESPONSES ARE MEASURED BY ULTRASOUND. DATA ANALYSIS SPANNING FREQUENCY AND PRESSURE VARIATIONS YIELDS A RELIABLE ESTIMATE OF INTRAOCULAR PRESSURE AND ITS TIME VARIATIONS. THE PROJECT'S OBJECTIVES ARE TO DEMONSTRATE AN INSTRUMENT ON A MECHANICAL EYEBALL ANALOG, OBTAIN ACCURACY DATA, DETERMINE REQUIRED EYE EXPOSURE TO LOW-FREQUENCY VIBRATIONS AND ULTRASOUND ENERGY, AND EVALUATE THE SAFETY OF THE DEVICE.

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