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January 1988

An Interactive Model Eye for Use With Ophthalmic Instruments

Author Affiliations

From the Applied Physics Laboratory, Lions of Illinois Eye Research Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1988;106(1):126-127. doi:10.1001/archopht.1988.01060130132044

• A model eye was found to be a practical and versatile simulator of conditions present in the application of different surgical and diagnostic ophthalmic instruments. It realistically simulated the thermal and acoustic effects of lasers on tissues and thus could be used for teaching and practicing laser therapeutics. The geometric optics were similar to those of the human eye, and realistic conditions of scatter and fluorescence could be created.

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