ICP Dry eye analysis
ICP Tearscope is the new instrument of individual tear film analysis that allows a quick detailed structural research of the tear composition.
Possibility of research each single layers:
Thanks to ICP Tearscope it is possible to identify the type of DED (Dry Eye Desease) and determine which deficient layers can be treated with a specific treatment.
ICP Tearscope allows to quantify directly and indirectly each single layer
With white LEDs lighting, the device displays in vivo the phenomenon of interference fringes to assess the thickness of the lipid component of the tear and run the NiBUT.
With blue LEDs lighting (with the fluorescein) it creates a large area and allows you to perform the BUT (instilling fluorescein) of large diameter scleral and mini scleral contact lenses.
Immediate interpretation and follow up
Through the use of GRADING SCALE dedicated to each value obtained from the exams, the interpretation of the obtained data results is easy and immediate by using the iPad like a real platform dedicated to the analysis of dry eye. It is possible to have detailed temporal graphics that allow to demonstrate in simple steps the need of the treatments and then the effective functioning of these.
The system is provided with a kit of useful grids to perform different screenings. All filters are already present in the system software and this includes tests to evaluate and diagnose dry eye problems and can recommend artificial tears.
• Measurement of BLACK LINE (MLMI)
• Evaluation of the integrity of cornea and ascertaining the presence of corneal scars and bruises. The product is already ready for the connection to Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM)
• Blue and white Led,
• three different grids to observe the quality of the tear film and measure the NIBUT.
Lipid, acqueous and mucous layer analysis
Through a quick and easy acquisition of a series of 3 blinks, ICP Tearscope allows to obtain the thickness of lipid layer of the tear film classifying it in 7 different categories in a quick and precise way.
There is its related grading scale for comparison over time to do a detailed and precise follow up.
The aqueous layer forms the biggest part of the tear film. The device, in a non invasive way, can quantify its presence on the ocular surface to have a value comparable to the Schirmer’s test result.
For the mucin layer, ICP Tearscope evaluates the break up time of the tear film and then the stability through the classic BUT with possibilities of use of fluorescein in blue light, or the non-invasive and quick NIBUT.
Tear film function
The tear film is the thin layer of liquid (about 8 μ, its thickness is variable according to the considered portion and it results at maximum at cornea level) composed 98% of water and for the remaining 2% by protein and lipids, that is continuously and uniformly distributed on the ocular surface thanks to the eyelids blinks.
So it improves the optic quality of the image regularizing the corneal surface (it has an index of refraction of 1,33, very close to that of the cornea); it allows an adequate lubrication reducing the friction of the eyelids, the transport and the diffusion of molecules (oxygen, carbon dioxide, ions, mucins, lipids with a slightly alkaline pH 7,3/7,8), vital elements for the survival of the epithelia and of the cornea. It has also strong antibacterial activity thanks to the presence of some enzymes and it guarantees the parts and keeps the ocular surface clean removing impurities from the environment, the waste of metabolism and exfoliated cells.