Potential applications of ocular thermography

Morgan, Philip B., Soh, Meng Poey, Efron, Nathan, & Tullo, Andrew B. (1993) Potential applications of ocular thermography. Optometry and Vision Science, 70(7), pp. 568-576.


Thermography is an investigative technique which allows rapid color-coded display of the temperature across a wide surface by means of infrared detection. We describe an ocular thermographic study of a normal population and present case studies describing the application of this technique for patients with ocular disease. We found that 95% of the normal population have an interocular temperature difference (temperature of center of right cornea minus temperature of center of left cornea) of 0.60 degrees or less. There appears to be a greater difference in temperature between the limbus and the center of the cornea in patients with dry eyes. This technique has potential for evaluating tear film disorders and inflammatory conditions, for monitoring the progress of such conditions, and for evaluating the efficacy of various treatments.

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ID Code: 3379
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see link) or contact the author. Author contact details: n.efron@qut.edu.au
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Keywords: Thermography, Acanthamoeba Keratitis/, diagnosis, Dry Eye Syndromes/, diagnosis, Uveitis, Anterior/, diagnosis, Adult, Aged, Anterior Eye Segment/physiology, Body Temperature, Female, Humans, Male, Research Support, Non, U, S, Gov't
ISSN: 1040-5488
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1993 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Deposited On: 10 Feb 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 17:57

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