A contact lens electrode with built-in high intensity white light-emitting diodes. A contact lens electrode with built-in white LEDs.
We determined the clinical usefulness of a new contact lens electrode with built-in, white light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for full-field electroretinograms (ERGs). Three, high-brightness white LEDs were incorporated into a contact lens electrode and served as the source for the stimulus and the background. The stimulus intensity, stimulus duration and background illumination were regulated by a small LED control device. Maximum stimulus and background intensities were 3.9 and 3.6 log cd/m2, respectively. We successfully recorded intensity-response series for scotopic and photopic ERGs. We also recorded a duration-series for photopic ERGs, and ERGs that were comparable to the ISCEV standardized ERGs. The compactness and ease of using this system suggest that it will be clinically useful under different conditions.
Kondo, M; Piao, CH; Tanikawa, A; Horiguchi, M; Miyake, Y
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