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Miniaturized high-resolution wide-field contact lens for panretinal photocoagulation

Authors Koushan K, Chalam KV

Received 10 February 2014

Accepted for publication 22 February 2014

Published 7 April 2014 Volume 2014:8 Pages 703—706


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Keyvan Koushan, KV Chalam

Department of Ophthalmology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville, FL, USA

Background and objective: We describe a miniaturized lightweight high-refractive-index panretinal contact lens for diagnostic and therapeutic visualization of the peripheral retina.
Instrument design: The miniaturized high-resolution wide-field contact lens includes three optical elements in a light (15 g) and miniaturized (16 mm footplate, 24 mm external aperture, and 21 mm vertical height) casing contributing to a total dioptric power of +171 diopters. This lens provides up to 165° visualization of the retina for diagnostic and therapeutic applications while allowing easier placement due to its miniaturization.
Conclusion: This new lens (50% lighter and 89% smaller) improves upon earlier contact lenses for visualization of the peripheral retina.

Keywords: contact lens, panretinal photocoagulation, retinal examination, peripheral retina, high resolution view, wide-angle lens, lens

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