Neuroptics Inc. from Irvine, California released the VIP-200 Pupillometer, a hand-held device to screen patients for refractive surgery. The device helps eye surgeons to optimize patients for a laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) procedures and fitting of multifocal intraocular lenses (IOLs). The Pupillometer can simulate scotopic, low mesopic and high mesopic light conditions and measure them in one run of 10 seconds. This makes it possible to customize pupil dependent IOLs better to patient preferences. A golf pro who needs to see best during day light or a radiologist who is reporting from a dimly lit room can be tested for their personal needs.
The Pupillometer measures pupil sizes in a range from 1mm to 9mm with an accuracy of 0.1mm. The average pupil aperture and standard deviation can be calculated. Random uncontrolled fluctuations and the vertex distance, which can vary up to 12mm in the normal population, will be compensated. Because it may be hard for a clinician’s eye to estimate pupil size by a single picture, the Pupillometer records 3 seconds to overcome small continuous oscillations and presents an average size. Data is stored on the device, while results and a video of the measurement can be displayed on the screen or printed.
A new measurement can be started with one touch and requires no calibration by its users. The device is easy to use and as the firm likes to call it: “Just point and shoot”.
Product info sheet: VIP-200…