INTRAOCULAR PRESSURE TRACKING THROUGH THE EYELID

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 7261
Amount: $36,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
44 Puritan Road, Buzzards Bay, MA, 02532
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 JOSEPH B SEALE
 (617) 759-4901
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
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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