Transactions on Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine
Vol 1 No 1 (2019): Trans. AMMM
https://doi.org/10.18416/AMMM.2019.1909S04T01

Medical Aids and Devices

Artificial eye simulator for gonioscopy

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Ewald Unger (Center for Medical physics and Biomedical Engineering, Medical University of Vienna), Gunpreet Oberoi (Center for Medical physics and Biomedical Engineering, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria), Winfried Mayr (Center for Medical physics and Biomedical Engineering, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria), Francesco Moscato (Center for Medical physics and Biomedical Engineering, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria), Clemens Vass (Department of Ophthalmology and Optometry, Medical University of Vienna, Austria)

Abstract

Glaucoma is the second cause of world blindness after cataract. It predominantly occurs as open angle followed by angle closure glaucoma. Since it is silent, chronic disease with no clinical signs at the beginning of illness, it is often undiagnosed and underestimated. Prevention by early screening by gonioscopy has a great potential towards precluding the disease. Additively manufactured human eye model is a great avenue for gonioscopy training as a substitute to the currently used animal models.


 

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