AN INSTRUMENT TO MEASURE EYE ALIGNMENT TROPHOROMETER

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 8120
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1850 Greenwich Ave, Winter Park, FL, 32789
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 ALFRED S JOLSON
 (305) 647-7227
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THE LONG RANGE OBJECTIVE OF THE PROPOSED RESEARCH IS TO APPLY IMAGE PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN AUTOMATED OPHTHALMIC INSTRUMENT THAT WILL RAPIDLY MEASURE THE ALIGNMENT OF BOTH EYES IN PRIMARY GAZE AND QUANTITATIVELY DETERMINE PHORIAS AND TROPIAS FOR THE OPHTHALMOLOGIST, THE OPTOMETRIST AND THE PEDIATRICIAN AS PART OF THE ROUTINE OFFICE EYE EXAMINATION OF CHILDREN AND ADULTS. WITH THE PRESENT METHODS OF TESTING EYE ALIGNMENT CREDIBLE RESULTS DEPEND UPON THE SKILL OF THE EXAMINER. THEPROPOSED INSTRUMENT, THE TROPHOROMETER, WILL PROVIDE CONSISTENT RELIABLE MEASUREMENTS INDEPENDENT OF THE EXAMINERSKILL. THE TROPHOROMETER WILL USE TWO CCD CAMERAS, A DIGITIZER, A COMPUTER AND A PRINTER. THE PATIENT FOCUSES ON A FIXATION LIGHT MIDWAY BETWEEN THE CCD CAMERAS AND AN INITIAL EYE POSITION IS RECORDED. COVER-UNCOVER AND ALTERNATE COVER TESTING IS DONE AND THE POSITION OF THE JUST UNCOVERED EYE IS RECORDED AS WELL AS ITS DIRECTION OF MOVEMENT, IF ANY. AN ALIGNMENT DIAGNOSIS IS PRINTED. THE TROPHOROMETER WILL ALSO PROVIDE PALPEBRAL FISSURE WIDTHS, CORNEAL DIAMETERS, INTERPUPILLARY DISTANCE, AND PUPILLARY SIZES. PHASE I WILL CONSIST OF SOFTWARE AND OPTICAL ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT. PHASE II WILL CONSIST OF DEVELOPING SOFTWARE TO MEASURE SECONDARY GAZE POSITIONS, TO DEVELOP AN EXPERT INTERPRETATION SYSTEM AND TO CONSTRUCT AND CLINICALLY TEST APREPRODUCTION PROTOTYPE TROPHOROMETER.

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