THE TREATMENT OF SEVERAL EYE CONDITIONS, GLAUCOMA IN PARTICULAR, REQUIRES THE MEASUREMENT OF INTRAOCULAR PRESSURE(TONOMETRY).

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 464
Amount: $55,732.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1983
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Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
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Anco Engineers Inc
9937 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, CA, 90230
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 PAUL IBANEZ
 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
 (213) 204-5050
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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.

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