Anterior Eye OCT-based Profiler for Automating Ocular Surface Prosthetic Fitting

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Health Program
Amount:
$999,974.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W81XWH-12-C-0116
Agency Tracking Number:
O2-1336
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD11-H09
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
Physical Sciences Inc.
MA, Andover, MA, 01810-1077
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
073800062
Principal Investigator:
Mircea Mujat
Principal Scientist
(978) 689-0003
mujat@psicorp.com
Business Contact:
B. Green
President and CEO
(978) 689-0003
green@psicorp.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
The use of a Prosthetic Replacement of the Ocular Surface Environment (PROSE) device is a revolutionary treatment for military patients that have lost their eyelids due to 3rd degree facial burns as well as for civilians who suffer from a host of corneal diseases. However, custom manual fitting is often a protracted painful, inexact process that requires multiple fitting sessions. Training for new practitioners is a long process. Automated methods to measure the complete corneal and scleral topology would provide a valuable tool for both clinicians and PROSE device manufacturers and would help streamline the fitting process. After successfully completing the Phase I program feasibility study, Physical Sciences, Inc. proposes to further develop the OCT-based anterior eye segment profiler. A clinical prototype of the profiler will be designed and built based on the approach demonstrated in the Phase I program. The optical head containing the scanning hardware and optics will be designed such that it can be mounted both on a slit lamp and on a mobile arm attachable to a bed for imaging supine patients. Further refinements in Phase II will allow for clinical testing of the device on human subjects.

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