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      Scheimpflug Attachment for Ophthalmological Slitlamps

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          Scheimpflug imaging is a technique suited for the quantification of minor opacities of the human eye lens. In the past, several Scheimpflug systems have been developed but being fairly complex and expensive, they have not been widely used. At present, only one instrument is on the market. For these reasons, a new Scheimpflug attachment – to be operated in connection with a slitlamp – was developed. The system is of compact, light-weight and modular design and consists of commercially available components. The Scheimpflug image, recorded by a CCD camera, is digitized in real time by a PC. It is displayed on a video monitor for on-line alignment. The data obtained are permanently stored on optical disk and are available for further analysis. The design of a prototype instrument is described. The practical applicability of the instrument and the high quality of the images is demonstrated.

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          Journal
          ORE
          Ophthalmic Res
          10.1159/issn.0030-3747
          Ophthalmic Research
          S. Karger AG
          0030-3747
          1423-0259
          1996
          1996
          11 December 2009
          : 28
          : 5
          : 265-269
          Affiliations
          aStrahlenbiologisches Institut der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, und bInstitut für Strahlenbiologie, GSF-Forschungszentrum für Umwelt und Gesundheit Neuherberg, Oberschleissheim, Deutschland
          Article
          267913 Ophthalmic Res 1996;28:265–269
          10.1159/000267913
          8979273
          © 1996 S. Karger AG, Basel

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