The Eye Surface Profiler has been presented to the public at the NCC 2012 (Dutch Contact Lens Congress) in Veldhoven, the Netherlands. After more than a decade of research, the MST Corneal topography project has been picked up by the company Eaglet-Eye. Based on the research already done by MST, Eaglet Eye continued development on the project along with Sumipro. The Eye Surface Profiler is the final result and features an innovative way of measuring the surface of an eye. The privately owned medical devices company Eaglet-Eye will bring the Eye Surface Profiler to the market.
The picture above shows the futuristic design of the Eye Surface Profiler, and will be a welcome addition to any optometrists office. The Eye Surface Profiler will allow optometrists and opticians to measure the surface of an eye more precisely than ever before. The Eye Surface Profiler can measure up to 20mm in diameter of the eye’s anterior surface, with more than 120,000 measurement points. It allows for ‘true’ topography, as the height data is directly measured. This puts the Eye Surface Profiler at the forefront when compared to other cornea sclera topographers, as these only measure parts of the eye. The captured data can easily be translated to SMT machining code, which ultimately creates the contact lens with a unique fit.
With the advanced technology of double projector moiré profilometry, highly accurate 3D height maps can be taken of the anterior surface of the eye. Two orthoscopically projected grids create a diffusely emitted image with the aid of fluorescein, and high resolution images are captured in an instant by a digital CMOS camera. The Eye Surface Profiler prevents wrong fittings of contact lenses for patients. A correct fitting form of the contact lens is essential for the comfort of the users.
Eaglet-Eye is a relatively new Dutch company; it is specialized in ophthalmic products and services. Its mission is to supply innovations in the ophthalmic market both for the eye care provider and its patients. For more information on the Eye Surface Profiler, please visit www.eaglet-eye.com.