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1. WO2001045551 - JUDGING CHANGES IN IMAGES OF THE EYE

Note: Text based on automatic Optical Character Recognition processes. Please use the PDF version for legal matters

What is Claimed is:
1. A computer-implemented method of judging changes in components of an eye, comprising the steps of:
acquiring at least two digital images of components of the eye;
displaying said digital images on a computer-driven display;
superimposing said digital images on said computer-driven display;
processing at least one of said digital images such that said superimposed images may be compared; and
flickering among said superimposed digital images.

2. The computer-implemented method of claim 1, wherein said step of processing includes the step of aligning said digital images.

3. The computer-implemented method of claim 2, wherein said step of aligning said digital images includes the steps of registering and waφing said digital images.

4. The computer-implemented method of claim 1, further comprising the step of detecting changes among said flickered, superimposed digital images so as to diagnose, document, and manage a condition of the eye as a function of said detected changes.

5. A system for judging changes in components of an eye, comprising:
a data processor for receiving and superimposing digital images of components of the eye, and for processing said digital images to facilitate comparison among said images; a display device in communication with said data processor, wherein said display device displays said digital images and said superimposed images; and
a control unit in communication with said data processor, wherein said control unit flickers among said superimposed images.

6. The system of claim 5, further comprising an image scanner in communication with said data processor for converting photographic images of components of the eye into said digital images.

7. The system of claim 5, further comprising a digital image acquisition device in communication with said data processor for acquiring said digital images.

8. A computer-readable medium having computer-executable modules, comprising:
an input module for receiving digital images of components of the eye;
a video module for superimposing said digital images and for displaying said superimposed digital images on a display; and
a control module for flickering among said superimposed digital images.

9. The computer-readable medium of claim 8, further comprising an image processing module for processing at least one of said images.

10. The computer-readable medium of claim 8, further comprising a data storage module for storing said digital images.