Cornea glare test instrument for MEEI


 

This custom built instrument will allow Dr. Rony Sayegh at the MEEI (Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA) to improve the sight of his patients. Dr. Sayegh has developed a cornea implant called the Boston KPro (here’s a link to the wiki article about it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_keratoprosthesis). In order to continue improving this design, we supported Dr. Sayegh with this instrument. Using a carefully aligned LED source and a rotational camera mount, in a light tight enclosure, the glare of various new cornea implant designs can be tested and evaluated.

We were able to deliver a custom instrument for reasonable cost and effort by using a combination of custom parts (mostly laser cut plexi from Danger Awesome in Cambridge, a link to their website here: http://dangerawesome.co/ ) and off the shelf mechanical/optical components from Thor Labs (http://www.thorlabs.com/).

Pete

 

 

 

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