Reported by: Dr. Venkat S. Karra, Ph.D.
Clinical trials can be time-consuming, expensive and intrusive, but they are also necessary.
Called “digital Eye Bank,” the computer software eye modeling program includes data from people’s eyes for researchers to use when testing their inventions. Developed by Ying-Ling Chen, research assistant professor of physics and Jim Lewis, professor emeritus in physics, Eye Bank can take data from eyes of patients’ and build it into models from the commercial optics program to be used for researchers’ virtual clinical trials.
“The idea of Eye Bank is to use existing clinical data and build in realistic and personalized eye models stored in a ready-to-use tool kit like a group of volunteers,” said Chen. “Then we can call on any specific eye to test a newly designed optical instrument on the computer and see what kind of performance the design gets. This testing can be done repeatedly without hurting real human subjects.”
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