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Photonics 2014, 1(3), 211-219; doi:10.3390/photonics1030211

Photostress Testing Device for Diagnosing Retinal Disease

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College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, 1630 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719, USA
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Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Arizona, 1130 N Mountain Ave, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Received: 14 July 2014 / Revised: 1 August 2014 / Accepted: 1 August 2014 / Published: 8 August 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Optics and Technologies for Ophthalmology and Visual Science)
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Abstract

Retinal diseases such as Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) affect nearly one in three elderly patients. ARMD damages the central vision photoreceptors in the fovea. The Photostress Test is a simple technique for testing for the early effects of ARMD. Here, the illumination sources in a novel self-administered Photostress Testing device were modeled for safety and distribution in illumination software. After satisfying the design constraints in the model, a prototype of the illumination system was fabricated and tested to confirm the modeling results. The resultant prototype can be used to aid in the diagnosis of retinal disease and is well within retinal safety levels. View Full-Text
Keywords: photostress tester; Age-Related Macular Degeneration; Badal Lens photostress tester; Age-Related Macular Degeneration; Badal Lens
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Swan, E.; Schwiegerling, J.; Peyman, G.; Enikov, E. Photostress Testing Device for Diagnosing Retinal Disease. Photonics 2014, 1, 211-219.

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