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dc.contributor.authorThakor, Nitish
dc.contributor.authorShah, Shivam
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-20T13:32:38Z
dc.date.available2010-05-20T13:32:38Z
dc.date.issued2010-05-17
dc.identifier.urihttp://jhir.library.jhu.edu/handle/1774.2/34129
dc.description.abstractCorneal disease is the second leading cause of blindness in the developing world. Over 314 million people are visually impaired and nearly 90% live in the developing world. Better diagnosis of corneal disease would decrease the number of blindness cases. Fluorescein sodium is often used to diagnose dry eye, corneal abrasions, corneal ulcers, and other afflictions. A diagnostic eye camera that could take naked and fluorescent images of the cornea would improve diagnostics in the developing world. A web camera with a USB 1.0 interface was adapted for fluorescent imaging. Blue LEDs covered in an additional blue-light filter and a yellow band-pass filter were used to provide optimal imaging. The resultant device has the ability to image any part of the human body, and fluorescently image the eye. The device can be bulk manufactured for approximately $10.88 and disseminated in the developing world with fluorescein sodium dye strips. Initial results show that the images provided by this device can be used accurately to diagnose many corneal diseases and some other ocular diseases as well.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherDepartment of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins Universityen_US
dc.subjectdeveloping world healthcareen_US
dc.subjecteconomic healthcare technologyen_US
dc.subjectfluorescein sodiumen_US
dc.subjectcorneal diseaseen_US
dc.subjecteye diagnostic cameraen_US
dc.titleA Rapid and Affordable Eye Diagnostic Cameraen_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US


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