The product ICP Tearscope is an electromedical appliance and therefore “medical device” within the meaning of Directive 93/42 / EEC and subsequent amendments. It belongs to a “family” called “tearscope”; It consists of several models structurally very similar to each other, equipped with the same electrical part. The family is therefore considerable uniform in compliance with the essential requirements.
The function of the family tearscope is the typical one for this kind of devices:
• Evaluate the lipid film quality and quantity;
• Evaluate the lower tear layer;
• Evaluate the tear film stability and regularity;
• Evaluate the regularity of the cornea surface;
The devices are useful to the ophthalmologist or optician (within their respective professional skills) to perform specific diagnostic tests in ophthalmology (bio microscopic examination of the eye).
Do the patient have a seat comfortably using the chin holder or just framing the face of the patient sitting or standing. Switch on the battery as seen in the battery user manual. The ICP-Tearscope must be kept as close as possible to the eye. Closer is the ICP LACRIMOSCOPIO to the eye, broader is the area lighted by the instrument. The light reflected from the tear film can be observed as a white circular area that almost completely covers the cornea. The observer system is placed in order to allow observation through the central hole of the ICP-Tearscope, through the tablet screen.
At first, you should set a low magnification, although it may later be increased to examine in detail the interferometer frames and the meniscus tear.
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The ICP-Tearscope allows you to do interferometric examination of the lipid layer of the tear film.
The ICP-Tearscope must be focused on the tear film, while the diffused light image projected remains out of focus. Depending on its thickness and regularity, the lipid layer may appear like any of the following: amorphous structure, marble appearance, wavy appearance, yellow, brown, blue or reddish interference fringes.