Optical system for drug detection in the anterior chamber of the eye

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Describes preliminary results obtained from an instrumentation technique under investigation which is concerned with the direct and non-invasive measurement of the light scattering, absorbance and fluorescence properties of aqueous humour contained within the anterior chamber of laboratory animal or human eyes. The need for such an instrument has been obvious for some time. Direct sampling of the anterior chamber by paracentesis is technically problematic and is associated with the use of local or general anaesthesia. Moreover, sampling by direct injection exposes the eye to the risk of infection and even blindness. An instrument of the type described here would allow measurements to be made of the aqueous humour without direct sampling
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 1997
EventIEE Colloquium on Biomedical Applications of Photonics (Digest No. 1997/124) - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Apr 1997 → …


ConferenceIEE Colloquium on Biomedical Applications of Photonics (Digest No. 1997/124)
CountryUnited Kingdom
Period2/04/97 → …


  • optical system
  • drug detection
  • anterior chamber of the eye
  • light scattering

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