Vision screening unit
for the ophthalmology

 

Vision screening unit for ophthalmology

A common project with the University Erlangen-Nuremberg, the chair for high-frequency engineering, Prof Schmauss, the chair for pattern recognition, Prof Hornegger, and the ophthalmologic clinic, Prof Michelson, has as aim the investigation of the technological possibilities and limitations for the development of an ophthalmologic diagnosis system, with which the human vision can be measured and evaluated easily concerning eye motility and regarding fixation, convergence and accommodation capabilities, as well as the stereoscopic vision. The measurements of the individual attributes shall be executed simultaneously and also chronologically. The system is composed of a novel vision screening unit and the corresponding computer-based investigation technology.

 

Time-saving and cost-efficient

The simultaneous measurement of the mentioned components of the vision, as well as their chronological sequences bring manifold advantages in the daily medical praxis and facilitate novel diagnosis methods. Examination procedures can be conducted automatedly. Herefrom, positive effects arise concerning the costs for ophthalmologic examinations and regarding the striving for cost-cuttings in the healthcare system.

 

New possibilities for research and science

Furthermore, a new approach to the investigation of the neurophysiological processes which facilitate and influence the human vision is opened up for science with the vision screening unit and the corresponding computer-based examination methods. With the currently available devices, such investigations are not possible.