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1. (EP2386242) Apparatus for diagnosing disease involving optic nerve

Office : European Patent Office (EPO)
Application Number: 10189185 Application Date: 28.10.2010
Publication Number: 2386242 Publication Date: 16.11.2011
Publication Kind : B1
IPC:
A61B 3/12
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
3
Apparatus for testing the eyes; Instruments for examining the eyes
10
Objective types, i.e. instruments for examining the eyes independent of the patients perceptions or reactions
12
for looking at the eye fundus, e.g. ophthalmoscopes
Applicants: CATHOLIC UNIV IND ACAD COOP FOUND
Inventors: HONG SEUNG WOO
Priority Data: 20100045559 14.05.2010 KR
Title: (DE) Vorrichtung zur Diagnose einer Erkrankung, die den Sehnerv beeinträchtigt
(EN) Apparatus for diagnosing disease involving optic nerve
(FR) Appareil pour diagnostiquer des maladies impliquant le nerf optique
Abstract: front page image
(EN) An apparatus and a method for diagnosing optic neuropathic diseases including glaucoma, are provided. The apparatus for diagnosing optical neuropathic diseases measures a thickness of a retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) using methods such as optical coherence tomography (OCT) and scanning laser polarimetry, and includes a scanning unit which scans along an optic nerve margin in the proximity of an optic nerve head, a pattern analyzing unit which analyzes a pattern of the RNFL scanned by the scanning unit, and a disease determining unit which determines a presence of the disease based on the pattern of the RNFL analyzed by the pattern analyzing unit.