UK (30th January 2017) – Epipole Ltd. launch their Model Eye, an optical replica of the human eye for training medical students to use ophthalmoscopes and hand-held fundus cameras.
Water-filled and with high quality lenses, optically, it behaves as a real eye does – including creating reflex. Set within the Model Head, it allows students to practice their imaging technique while managing access issues. Different pupil diameters, refractive errors and printed retina images can be selected for ever more challenging educational examinations.
Going far beyond the painted ping-pong balls and plastic lenses seen in many training models, the Model Eye optics are based on the Gullstrand-Le Grand Schematic Eye. Water replicates the refractive index of the vitreous, while high-precision coated glass lenses reproduce the corneal shell and eye lens. Various designs of high resolution retina patterns and images are available.
Epipole originally designed the Model Eye to test the limits of retinal imaging equipment in a realistic and repeatable fashion. Interest from the ophthalmic community led to the further development and patenting of the Model Eye to bring it to market.
Videos of the Epipole Eye in use with the epiCam C hand-held video fundus camera are available at www.epipole.com/news
Epipole and the Model Head will be exhibiting at Arab Health 2017, 30th Jan – 2nd Feb, stand C30 in Z1. Contact us to arrange a meeting and try it for yourself.
Craig Robertson, CEO
Charlie Wardrop, Business Development
Tel: +44 (0)7434 114 722 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Epipole is a Scottish ISO13485 certified medical device business, approved by the MHRA for the design and manufacture of retinal imaging devices.
Epipole was founded in 2011 by Dr Craig Robertson, an expert in vision systems, algorithm development and mathematical problem solving. The Epipole team between them hold over 90 years of experience in bringing commercial retinal imaging systems to market, during which they have started 10 businesses and developed over 35 products. The patented epiCam optical design was created by retinal imaging expert and winner of the European Inventor of the Year, Bob Henderson.